Yes, it is! The problem is, while you may feel it acutely, you don’t realize it’s long-term impact.
Did you know that your exposure to racism is the most toxic and influential health risk factor you’re exposed to?
It is the leading cause of chronic disease and premature death among African Americans.
Beyond the pandemic, our physical and mental health and beyond our personal experiences, our constant exposure to murders of unarmed black men at the hands of police is traumatic and triggers additional pain and suffering.
Do you experience physical distress, feel emotionally drained or exhausted, experience anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or rapid fire negative thoughts?
Are you worried about leaving your home, not only due to the pandemic, but because you fear you might experience a violent racist encounter? And are you worried about your loved ones for the same reason?