Racism and Discrimination

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One of the main observations from the study is that repeated exposure to moderate racial discrimination can cause illness after a while. A persons health can also be affected by various social systems such as education, the criminal justice system and the labour market. The racism in society has a great impact on urban schools. As in the larger society, school racism comes in different varieties. Overt racism in education includes the kind where attendance boundaries are gerrymandered to increase segregation. Racism has gotten better than it was before but it is still around.A person who is subjected to racism over their lifetime has longer periods of unemployment or under-employment, incarceration, and/or illness. In turn they have a shorter career and retirement period and eventually a shorter life expectancy compared to someone who has not experienced racism.

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A person who is subjected to racism over their lifetime has longer periods of unemployment or under-employment, incarceration, and/or illness. In turn they have a shorter career and retirement period and eventually a shorter life expectancy compared to someone who has not experienced racism. Previous research also suggests that when older children, who have developed cognitive skills, are exposed to racial discrimination, they may perceive their own ethnic group negatively, become self-conscious, and develop low self-esteem and symptoms of depression.