Tag: Psychology

American Psychological Association Website

American Psychological Association Apologizes for Its Role in Perpetuating Systemic Racism

In a historic first for one of the oldest and most respected medical organizations in the country, the American Psychological Association has issued a formal apology for its role in both promoting and perpetuating systemic racism. NPR’s Sharon Pruitt-Young reported that “the APA, an organization that has been around since…

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

“The ‘Good Hair’ Study: Explicit And Implicit Attitudes Toward Black Women’s Hair,” released last week, reveals that even though more Black women are embracing natural hairstyles, biases toward natural hair continue to exist even within the Black community. Alexis McGill Johnson Alexis McGill Johnson is the co-founder and executive director…