What is it about?

This paper highlights the different patterns of discrimination Multiracial youth are exposed to, focusing especially on types of discrimination Multiracial youth face from within their own families. We also examine how these different patterns of discrimination are related to depressive and anxiety symptoms, as well as parental support.

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Why is it important?

Multiracial individuals are already a large population (~10%) and will be the fastest growing racial group in the United States over the next 30+ years. Because these people have membership in multiple racial groups, they have the potential to be the targets of many different types of racial discrimination, including discrimination from family members who do not share their racial background. Understanding the mental health implications of these different patterns of exposures to discrimination, as well as factors that may provide resilience for Multiracial youth, like parents supporting their Multiracial experiences and identities, is crucial to better understand risks that Multiracial people face and how we can intervene and protect them from the negative impacts of these risks.

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This page is a summary of: Family-based and external discrimination experienced by multiracial individuals: Links to internalizing symptoms and familial support., Journal of Family Psychology, September 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/fam0001153.
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