The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept of internalized racism. This concept has a plethora of effects on the Black community and other communities of color. Despite this, internalized racism is misunderstood and understudied due to difficulty in understanding the subject matter. As a college student, the author discusses the influence of internalized racism on Black college students’ mental health and academic achievements. As a result, the author details the extensive psychological and emotional effects of internalized racism on Black students at the college level. Also, potential solutions like the implementation of SAFE-CO is provided as means to oppose internalized racism.
Garvey, L. (2019). ‘I Hate Myself’: A Look Into Internalized Racism Among Black College Students. Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 5(1). Retrieved from https://orb.binghamton.edu/alpenglowjournal/vol5/iss1/6