Racism is a social factor that can cause a mentality of division between ethnic communities. Children can be victims of racial discrimination from an early age.
Today, even after years of political emancipation, African-American, Latinos, American-Indian and others continue to face racism’s adverse effects.
This is because the racism that may now be prevalent in some areas is structural, institutionalized, and internalized. Although race might not exist explicitly in some places as it once did, it may be implicit in individual mentalities.
The effect of racism on a child’s development can be considered a large one because it can start affecting a child’s life from the early years. With time, the negative impact can keep escalating and lead to severe damage.
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