Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles we explain the psychological effects of racism today, many doctors and scientists are attempting to understand the psychological effects of racism on individuals in the U. S. Racial discrimination has a significant impact on African Americans. Not only can racism manifest itself in the form of hate crimes and police brutality, but also in the form of psychological trauma and distress. According to a 2017 survey from NPR, 92% of African Americans said they face racial discrimination in the USA has mentioned this takes on multiple forms and can be a daily occurrence for many. Research from Dr Karen G. Martinez for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America shows that black Americans are 20% MAWR likely to report psychological distress and persisted depression than white Americans. As such, they endure a disproportionately higher burden of disability due to mental health struggles. What's more, black Americans arm or often at a disadvantage when it comes to equitable access to re sources such as education, housing and health care? These disadvantages are linked to anxiety disorders, which one in four black Americans will experience, According to Dr Tahira Abdullah and doctor Jessica Graham LoPresti. They indicate that quote. Black Americans are not responsible for the existence of racism but are unfairly burdened with the responsibility of coping with the painful existence of these oppressive experiences. End quote. This burden presents itself in the form of anxiety, anger and sadness. Or is Dr Abdullah and Dr Graham? LoPresti referred to it racial battle fatigue. The doctors offer a few methods of coping with this fatigue. It begins with knowing yourself worth and surrounding yourself with people who value U When faced with racism, Dr Abdullah and Dr Graham LoPresti recommend being compassionate with yourself. Anxiety, anger and sadness are understandable reactions, but it's important to externalize racism rather than blame yourself. Acceptance of your emotions does not equal your acceptance of racism. Ultimately, we must all be conscious and respectful of the psychological burdens that others may carry.