The Perceived Impact of Minorities Mental Health Issues in Corporate America
Historical dehumanization, oppression, and violence against Black and African American people has evolved into present day racism - structural, institutional, and individual – and cultivates a uniquely mistrustful and less affluent community experience, characterized by a myriad of disparities including inadequate access to and delivery of care in the health system.
In general, minorities, particularly African Americans, have poorer health and health outcomes than do Whites.
Community leaders may see researchers as exploitative and divorced from real issues and real-life problems, while researchers view community leaders as compromising research methods and thereby diminishing out-comes, which would have eventually benefited the community. Such tensions can hinder the initiation of research projects in both white and nonwhite communities.
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