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Researcher Documents Benefits of Targeted Conversation in Helping Parents and Children Impacted by Discrimination

November 1, 2021 

Imagine a police stop. The African American woman behind the wheel is unsure about her responses to the officer, her anxiety intensifying.  The emotional impact from the encounter leaves her depressed, but what about her kids in the backseat? 

“Our research shows it’s not just the parent who is impacted by discrimination, it’s both parents and children,” explains Riana Elyse Anderson, a 2021 recipient of the

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