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www.nation.lk: Structural racism is taking a toll on kids' mental health

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

The 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 has been linked to mental health problems, faster aging and smoking uptake among youth.

Data on the mental health impacts of anti-Chinese bias during the pandemic is already being collected, which could help Huang’s 6-year-old daughter someday.

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

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