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July 21, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Should Colleges Be Discussing Current Race Issues In The Classroom?

July 21, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Black Studies explores the impact of publicized killings of Black men and boys by police shared in social media and viewed by underrepresented college students in the U.S. The study, titled: “The Only Thing New is the Cameras”: A Study of U.S. College Students’ Perceptions of Police Violence on Social Media, found that the majority of college students experienced emotional trauma watching the videos. They shared their fears about being pulled over by police. [More]

November 1, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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An Alternative Approach to Gender Identity Conversion Therapy

November 1, 2019 08:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In a recent survey of 27,715 transgender adults in JAMA Psychiatry, gender identity conversion efforts (GICE) were associated with higher odds of attempted suicide and severe psychological distress. Many jurisdictions ban this practice and several professional organizations oppose it because they recognize the adverse mental health outcomes seen in those who experienced these efforts. [More]

March 19, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Racism Prevents Black People From Seeking Mental Health Care According To New Study

March 19, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study looking at barriers to mental health services among Blacks/African Americans in the hopes of finding ways to remove these barriers has found that Black people/African Americans with a college education do not seek mental healthcare even when they think they should. “Being Black is not the problem just as race is not the problem,” study author Sirry M. Alang told us. “It is racism that is the problem.” [More]

December 14, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Remember or Forget: The Conundrum Regarding the Confederacy

December 14, 2018 14:32 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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In the past few years there has been a lot of attention paid to monuments and memorials that honor members of the Confederacy who fought in the Civil War. The basic argument seems to be: A. We must honor our country’s history and maintain and preserve these remembrances of times past. B. The War was fought to ensure the continuance of slavery and, as such, was an abomination. There are no easy answers, and, certainly, no consensus. Is it healthier to learn from the past, to acknowledge that “the past is prologue” (Shakespeare, The Tempest). Or, is it better to start anew and put the past away? [More]