Racial bias in mental health clinics: Therapists 'more likely to call back Allison than Lakisha'
A study has unveiled evidence of racial bias in mental health clinics.
Researchers at the University of Vermont found therapists were far more likely to respond to voicemail messages from patients with a white-sounding name like Allison than a black-sounding name like Lakisha.
The findings have been tipped as confirmation that an inherent racial bias is blocking black people from crucial mental health services.
'There's this dominant idea in our society that one is either a good person or racist, but you can't be both,' said Dr Lance Smith, professor in counseling at the University of... read more
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