The Impact of Online Racial Discrimination

Possible Impacts

According to a scientific study done on black kids found out that there are chances for it to connect with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder can trigger suicidal ideation in adolescents in the USA.

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While facing online racial discrimination, one can fall prey to increased stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Constant exposure to racial hate can cause feelings of anger, isolation, and helplessness.


Psychological and Emotional Toll

One of the severe impacts of facing online racial discrimination is the feeling of being left out and unwelcome. This will hinder their participation in online discussions and social media platforms.


Social Exclusion and Isolation

When a bad thing happens many times, it normalizes over time. The same goes for such racial behavior. This can lead to a desensitization towards discriminatory attitudes.


Normalization of Discriminatory Behavior

This discriminatory behavior may extend to real life by perpetuating systemic inequalities. This can impact studies and exposure in employment, housing, and medical facilities.


Undermining Equal Opportunities

When we are exposed to regular online discrimination, stress, and anxiety can result in permanent damage. We can experience diseases like high blood pressure, sleeplessness, and stress-related issues.


Impact on Physical Health