Defending What’s Right
Feb25

Defending What’s Right

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. — Martin Luther King Jr. For the final part in this series for Black History month, I want to discuss one of the best ways you can honor Black Americans: by confronting racism whenever you see it. Research shows that Black men and women report experiencing about an average of one racist incident per week. Indeed, another study showed that about half of all Black college...

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Black Criminality
Feb15

Black Criminality

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. — Malcolm X Although the United States has progressed substantially in its treatment of Black Americans, empirical data show that Blacks have yet to receive the equality they have been promised for over 150 years. For example, a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that compared to Whites, Blacks...

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Black History Month
Feb08

Black History Month

We are not the makers of history. We are made by history. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Black History Month, this week we will honor some of the contributions that Black Americans have provided the field of psychology. So to begin, we will start with the first Black American to receive a PhD in it: Dr. Francis Ceil Sumner. Dr. Sumner received his PhD in 1920 and is often cited as the “father of Black...

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The Immigration Ban
Feb03

The Immigration Ban

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. — engraved inside The Statue of Liberty On Friday, January 27th, President Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US. That includes all...

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Stereotype Threat
Nov05

Stereotype Threat

One’s reputation, whether false or true, cannot be hammered, hammered, hammered into one’s head without doing something to one’s character. – Gordon Allport After receiving a number of messages about the last two posts I’d written on self-affirmation, I was surprised to find that I had never discussed one of the primary uses for it: combatting stereotype threat. As one of our readers shared last week, being one of the few women of...

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