Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm mental health of wider black population | CBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2018-06-22T10:29:17-04:00
"The study is the first to explore the damage to mental health of so-called vicarious experiences of racism on members of the same group. ... Nearly 300 black people are killed by police each year in the U.S. Black Americans are nearly three times more likely than white Americans to be killed by police, and five times more likely to be killed while unarmed. ... The mental health impact occurred only in cases where black Americans were killed while unarmed. By contrast, no mental health effects were seen among black Americans when armed black people were killed by police. And white Americans did not report any negative mental health impacts from police killings, including when white people were killed by police, either armed or unarmed."
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