“Racism generates anxiety, insecurity and deep anguish”: The importance of black professionals caring for the mental health of those oppressed by racism

Black Women Of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: In my regular interactions with both black people and white people over the years, both in the United States as well as in Brazil, I’ve come across many types of personality types and ideologies in terms of how people deal with the issue of race. I know black people who are profoundly aware of what it means to be black in world in which white people dominate nearly every aspect of society. I’ve met black people who look at the world through rose colored glasses in which everything in the world is simply lovely and if’s it’s not lovely for you, it’s your own fault. I’ve met white people who subscribe to the latter ideology and who sincerely believe that racism is not as big a problem as certain activists, interest groups and organizations want to make it. I know those type of…

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