Supporting healthy youth development depends on recognizing how anti-Black racism intersects with the core needs and opportunities of adolescence and working to mitigate and eliminate these effects. A new report from the National Scientific Council on Adolescence (NSCA), housed at the Center for the Developing Adolescent (CDA) at UCLA, summarizes research on how racism and related inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence and offers suggestions to support Black youth within key social contexts of the middle and high school years.  Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake contributed to this report.

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