In this course, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross helps you to identify unconscious racist/biased beliefs and the health effects of racism. Through the citation of compelling statistics and several engaging short video clips, you experience the insidious nature of systemic and institutionalised racism, and what you can do to stand up to it.
About this course
In this course, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross (MD, MPH, CEDS, Institute for Antiracism and Equity in Mental Health) defines racism to include not just interpersonal but also structural racism, which is systemic and hides in institutional biases that can privilege or disadvantage certain groups of people. Presenting numerous statistics from the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the United States, Dr. Coker Ross shows how racism has manifested in major inequities in areas as diverse as education (including teacher bias), household income, health care, and incarceration. The result- racial trauma or race-based traumatic stress - causes mental health issues for people of colour. Dr. Coker Ross offers suggestions for how we can stand up to racism.