How to Talk to Your Kids about Racism in a Post-Trayvon World

By Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD (Psychologist and Associate Professor, Pepperdine University) The shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, by George Zimmerman, a bicultural (White and Latino) male has sparked large discussions and protests. Mr. Zimmerman’s acquittal has spurred even more controversy and debates about the realities of racism and racial profiling, including […]

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After the Acquittal: The Need for Honest Dialogue about Racial Prejudice and Stereotyping

By Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD (Executive Director, APA Public Interest Directorate) Psychological research shows that people often notice differences between themselves and others, but judgments about the differences can be based on biased thinking. A national uproar. George Zimmerman’s acquittal of second degree murder charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has […]