Young people flourish where faith leaders see color
Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Religion News Service. You can see an excerpt of this article in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.
“Do we really need to bring race into this?”
It’s a common phrase used by those who bemoan race as a focal point of social issues in the U.S. today. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’re racist — most of them are dissatisfied with the way minority racial groups are treated in America — but they are torn about whether an increased focus on race can truly make a positive difference.
For those on the fence, a new study from Springtide Research Institute sheds light on the benefits of emphasizing race for America’s most diverse generation to date — Gen Z. The study, called “Navigating Injustice: A Closer Look at Race, Faith & Mental Health,” found that young Americans ages 13-25 want to talk about race and their racial identities. In fact, acknowledging one’s racial identities is critical to young Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) thriving in their mental health, faith lives and beyond.