Racial discrimination can lead to violence in young people

Researchers at Washington University have identified racial discrimination as a main stressor that increases the risk of violent behaviours in African Americans transitioning into young adulthood (ages 19-25).

“It’s important to note that racial discrimination serves as a lightning rod for violent interactions and must be eliminated from society at the structural level,” researchers state.

The researchers profiled 604 African American youths in a study that had been tracking the students from the ninth grade through to young adulthood.

Read more at Washington University

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