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ADHD Clinicians Must Consider Racial Bias in Evaluation and Treatment of Black Children

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First, terms. No term is perfect for any group that includes diverse, cross-sectional members — and who would like to choose their own term for self-description.

One common term for under-represented groups is person of color (or POC); another is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color).

With almost no research on Black African or Caribbean immigrants to the United States, my use of the term Black generally refers to African-Americans; I use the term BIPOC to refer to other non-white groups; and the term White, for brevity.One enduring falsehood about race is that it is biological.

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