The Levels of Multicultural Distress, Academic Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress of Black Undergraduate Students Compared with Asian, Latinx, and White Undergraduate Students

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Undergraduates seem to experience the same level of general stress when race is the independent variable. Although universities allocate resources to “support” marginalized students, most universities have not been successful with creating an inclusive climate, especially for Black students. The purpose of this research was to investigate three different levels of stress faced by marginalized college students attending a public predominantly White institution (PWI). The findings indicated no significant differences in general and academic stresses based on race, but a significant difference in multicultural distress experienced by Black students. PWIs need to consider improving their campus climate and thoroughly looking at possible systems of oppression that could be deeply rooted within their institution.

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Journal of Negro Education

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