Sisältövaroitukset: rasismi, kiusaaminen
Social isolation, name-calling, taunting, and online nastiness may not be as stark, but they’re still damaging. Over time, it gets inside a person and tears them down. When bullying is a part of everyday life, it’s hard to look in the mirror and feel good about what you see. You’re bombarded with negative feedback about who you are. It’s especially difficult when it’s based on a fundamental part of yourself that you can’t (and shouldn’t) change.Racism is similarly traumatizing and similarly complex.
Racism breaks down self-esteem the same way: by reinforcing the idea that there is something wrong with you. Sometimes the attacks are big. Sometimes they’re small. But they’re always damaging. […]
Researchers are seeing that consistent discrimination — even consistent worry about discrimination — can cause harm.
The worry of encountering racism causes stress to build up. Sometimes that stress can manifest in diagnosable mental disorders like generalized anxiety disorder or PTSD.
Lähde: Phoebe Gavin: http://www.upworthy.com/is-racism-traumatizing-like-bullying-looks-like-yes