Structural or systematic racism is taking a toll on our children’s mental health

We hear a lot about the toil it takes on adults but rarely do we heard about the helpless child witnessing the adult go through it.

Racism and social inequality don’t just affect adults. The article states why they have a profound impact on the mental health of children of color.

We romanticized the images of oppressive life of children a hundred year ago such as the orphans train children and such because that’s the past and there is nothing we can do about it. But blatantly ignores the system and structure that place many children in the same situation in the present day.

This reality had a lot to do with my creating a diversion of characters. It was important that these children read about a child experiencing much of the same things they have experienced. That’s why I didn’t write Bea Wyett and her friends as traditional middle class children.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/11/health/childrens-day-2020-mental-health-wellness/

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to Structural or systematic racism is taking a toll on our children’s mental health

  1. Shameful 😪 so true . Our children are so precious 💥🙏

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  2. Fraser says:

    It is killing child of color and has been killing them for years. For centuries. A child reared in an area plagued with gang violence stands a much stronger likelihood in being killed by a stray bullet than a child whose parents can afford a better place to live. In many of these crime ridden areas the places aren’t fit for habitation due to mold infections and such. There are so many elements out there to shorten their precious life. Giving parents better jobs would greatly improve their lives.

    In huge numbers of these ghettos, crime ridden regions the rundown apartments aren’t good for residency because of form contaminations and such. There are endless components out there to abbreviate their valuable life. I firmly say giving their parents better positions would significantly improve their lives.

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    • I agree Fraser, better paying jobs would improve a lot of these children’s plights. But the issue of centuries worth of structural or systematic racism have to be addressed before we can even begin trying to fix the problem. A problem can’t be fixed until we as a nation admit it exist.

      The lack of jobs and opportunities created the criminal elements in these communities. The saddest and most depressive thing about all this is the same oppressive agenda that holds people back, turn around and blame them when things go wrong in their lives.

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