Black Children and the Pressing Need for Antiracism in Child Psychiatry

Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Angela A. Coombs, Walter Wilson, Sarah Y. Vinson

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The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly upended American children's lives as schools, libraries, daycare centers, and parks closed to prevent further viral spread. The effects of the pandemic were not distributed equally. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrated COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities in terms of both infection rates and mortality.1 Further, generations of structural racism in the housing, financial, educational, and occupational systems fueled unequal consequences for the social determinants of mental health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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