African American College Students’ Experiences with Everyday Racism: Characteristics of and Responses to These Incidents

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African American college students reported their experiences with everyday racism at a predominantly white university using daily diaries and noted their emotional responses via surveys and interviews. Both women’s and men’s experiences with interpersonal forms of prejudice were common, often occurred with friends, and had significant emotional impact. Anger was the most frequent emotional reaction. Many students responded either directly or indirectly to the incidents.