Incorporating the internet-based measure of discrimination obtained by Google Trends into state-level panel data, we conduct a fixed-effect model estimation to elucidate the relationship between racial discrimination and depression among Black people. We find that the deterioration of mental health among Black people, measured as the percentage of Black people with depression, is closely associated with our measure of discrimination.
- Black people
- Google trends
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science