Physiological responses to racism and discrimination: an assessment of the evidence.

@article{Harrell2003PhysiologicalRT,
  title={Physiological responses to racism and discrimination: an assessment of the evidence.},
  author={Jules P. Harrell and Sadiki Hall and J Matthew Taliaferro},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={243-8}
}
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory. Investigators have reported that physiological arousal is associated with laboratory analogues of… CONTINUE READING
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