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www.cnn.com: Children’s Day 2020: Disparities among children of color

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Structural racism is taking a toll on children’s mental health Racism and social inequality don’t just affect adults.

Here’s why they have a profound impact on the mental health of children of color.

Institutionalized racism hurts adults and childrenThe internalized racism that Huang’s daughter is facing stems from the racism children of color regularly experience, which can lead them to question their worth and place.

Very small and very afraid.”Experiencing racism hurts your mental healthExperiencing racism has been linked to mental health problems, faster aging and smoking uptake among youth.

Higher levels of perceived racism and discrimination were associated with poorer mental health reports in parents and youth.

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