Coping While Black: A Season of Traumatic News Takes a Psychological Toll

by Cheryl Corley. NPR, 2015.


This article describes how racism can cause post-traumatic stress which in turn can affect a person's physical and mental health.


implications of institutional racism; identifying anxiety- like symptoms; trauma coping mechanisms

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn how microaggressions or routing slights can trigger psychological stress.
  • Discover the the most common coping mechanisms of trauma in African Americans.

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