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Racism – It’s Traumatic for Everyone

Many aspects of how a person’s life will turn out are determined before he or she is born. Socioeconomic status of the parents, where the family lives, family dynamics, the ability to go to school and the academic rigor of the available schools all contribute to the experiences that a child will have growing up as well as experiences later as an adult. These are all factors that are possible to change whether for oneself or for future children, though it may take extraordinary effort and require overcoming great odds. There is one factor, though, that greatly shapes a person’s life experiences that can’t be...