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Black Children Can Be Confused by the Many Racial Micro-Aggressions

Black Americans have been expected to learn specific rules and conventions that benefit “well-behaved” minorities within and between the white and Black worlds, and yet, they are faced with mostly negative racialized impressions, experiences and interactions when encountering the white community. These racial slights that occur daily, often in the form of micro-aggressions, can be confusing for youths who spend most of their time in a white context and can cause myriad emotions from pain and sadness to anger and self-hatred.

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