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Need help summary the article? Differential Effects of Racial Socialization Messages for African American Adolescents: Personal Versus Institutional Racial Discrimination.
Racial socialization is one factor known to
attenuate the negative consequences of racial discrimination on adolescents’ anger and depressive symptoms.
However, little is known about whether racial socialization
messages addressing cultural and racial pride and messages
preparing youth for racial discrimination and racial barriers
function differently depending upon whether adolescents
perceive personal versus institutional racial discrimination.
Thus, the present study examined whether racial socialization messages emphasizing racial pride and racial barriers protected against anger and depressive symptoms for
African American adolescents’ experience of personal and
institutional racial discrimination. Participants were a
community sample of 106 urban African American adolescents (57 % girls; mean age = 15.41) residing in a large
metropolitan area. Regression analyses revealed that personal racial discrimination was positively associated with
anger for youth reporting low cultural pride reinforcement,
and positively associated with depressive symptoms for
youth reporting low cultural alertness to discrimination;
there were no associations between personal racial discrimination and anger or depressive symptoms for youth
reporting high racial socialization messages. Neither cultural pride nor racial barrier racial socialization message protected against institutional racial discrimination. Findings suggest that the protective effects of racial socialization messages vary based on the type of racial
discrimination adolescents experience.