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Impacts of Personally Mediated Racism

Experiencing personally mediated racism contributes to stress and anxiety in individuals' daily lives in several ways. Firstly, it can lead to constant fear and hypervigilance as individuals may constantly worry about facing discrimination or being targeted because of their race. This can lead to a heightened sense of anxiety and distress as they navigate their daily lives.

Secondly, personally mediated racism can lead to feelings of helplessness and a lack of control over one's own life. This can contribute to chronic stress and anxiety as individuals may feel like they have limited agency in the face of discrimination and racism.

Additionally, experiencing personally mediated racism can also lead to feelings of anger, frustration, and sadness, which can all contribute to heightened levels of stress and anxiety. The cumulative impact of these experiences can also lead to physical health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and other stress-related illnesses.

In summary, personally mediated racism can contribute to stress and anxiety in individuals' daily lives by fostering fear and hypervigilance, creating a sense of helplessness and lack of control, and leading to feelings of anger and frustration. The impact of these experiences can also have long-term effects on individuals' physical health.

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