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The United States is becoming a majority non-white nation. To truly level the playing field, non-whites will need to reclaim and recast their own narratives.
According to research co-authored by Professor Robert Carter, black Americans may have adverse mental health effects from perceived racism
Derald Wing Sue, TC Professor of Psychology and Education, has been named by the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to serve on a 10-member advisory panel for the Teaching Respect for All project, an effort to develop a global curriculum designed to foster racial, ethnic and multicultural tolerance among children ages 10 to 16.
Sue, who has explored the impact of micro-aggressions against racial and ethnic minorities, says most micro-aggressions are not imagined, but real, and they can do real damage.
In a paper published online by the American Psychological Association's Journal of Counseling Psychology, perceived racism may cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma in Black Americans, according to new research co-authored by TC's Robert Carter and Alex Pieterse, an TC alumni.
Sue, a well-known expert in multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, is called "one of psychology's most accomplished and prolific scholars" in an article written for the Division of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Racial microaggressions refer to subtle insults directed toward people of color, often automatically or unconsciously. It has become a growing area of research, and in a study published in the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Teachers College Professor Derald Sue Wing and four TC students explore racial microaggressions and how they play out in the classroom.