Some interesting research by Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at the University of Illinois. The first study is about how exposure to online racism increased depression in adolescents. Not much of a surprise, since racism is a known stressor and known to have negative health impact. I’d be curious to see what kinds of individual racism she uncovered among adolescents.
The second study is about how “colorblind” ideology is linked to racism:
“If you subscribe to a color-blind racial ideology, you don’t think that race or racism exists, or that it should exist,” Tynes said. “You are more likely to think that people who talk about race and racism are the ones who perpetuate it. You think that racial problems are just isolated incidents and that people need to get over it and move on. You’re also not very likely to support affirmative action, and probably have a lower multi-cultural competence.”