Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.

  title={Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.},
  author={David R. Williams and Harold W. Neighbors and James S. Jackson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={98 9 Suppl},
The authors review the available empirical evidence from population-based studies of the association between perceptions of racial/ethnic discrimination and health. This research indicates that discrimination is associated with multiple indicators of poorer physical and, especially, mental health status. However, the extant research does not adequately address whether and how exposure to discrimination leads to increased risk of disease. Gaps in the literature include limitations linked to… CONTINUE READING
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