Racial Discrimination, Gender-Based

Theoretical and empirical research on racism in the field of psychology has explored both the manifestations of racism in U.S. society and the psychological influence of racism on people of color (i.e., African American, Asian American, Latina/o, and Native American individuals). This entry provides a brief overview of some of the key terms in the field of psychology regarding racial discrimination, including racism, racism-related stress, and racial microaggressions. Then, it highlights the research on the psychological influence of racism on people of color, particularly the negative effects of stress associated with racism, with a specific focus on gendered racism.

Overview of Racial Discrimination

Psychologist James Jones has defined racism as prejudice and ethnocentrism based on race, which is reinforced by power against the socially designated inferior ...

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