Online Racial Discrimination Linked To Depression, Anxiety In Teens

In the early days of the Internet, some scholars once predicted a lessening of racism and race-based discrimination in online interactions thanks to the anonymity and race-neutral nature of the medium.But according to a new study published by a University of Illinois professor who studies race and the Internet, adolescents are increasingly experiencing both individual and vicarious discrimination online, which in turn triggers stress, depression and anxiety.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090108121629.htm
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/547912/

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