New video explains skin-deep resilience

Much of the work of CFR in recent years has focused on the concept of skin-deep resilience–the idea that Black Americans who strive for success through adversity appear resilient on the outside, but underneath, suffer long term, physical consequences from the stress of their striving to succeed. The idea was first labeled in a CFR paper in 2013, and since then, our researchers have deepened their understanding of this phenomenon. In this new, CFR-produced video, Dr. Edith Chen, a professor at Northwestern University and collaborator with CFR, explains the concept succinctly. For more, see our Research Digest on Skin-Deep Resilience.