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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Challenges of HIV Prevention in Diverse Communities: Sex, Culture, and Empowerment
Challenges of hiv prevention in diverse communities: Sex, culture, and empowerment

HIV has been a particular scourge in communities of color since the epidemic began 20 years ago (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 1995, 1999; Selik, Castro, & Pappaioanou, 1988). The CDC estimates that approximately 75% of new HIV infections in the United States are occurring in communities of color (CDC, 2000). For communities already facing marginalization, poverty, and racism, HIV is certainly an unfair addition to their multiple disadvantages. In another way, HIV can be seen as the extension or outgrowth of those circumstances.

In communities of color, the underlying causes of HIV risk take the form of disempowerment or oppression, whether that ...

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