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Building Collaborative Teams and Conducting Ethical Research in the Spirit of 2044: The Complexity of Conducting Research in Communities of Color

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Given that the United States experiences multiple racial/ethnic disparities and will become a “majority-minority” country by 2044, it is critical that developmental scientists attend to cultural and contextual diversity in their research. Effectively addressing this diversity requires collaborating among individuals from multiple racial/ethnic groups and a variety of disciplines as well as members and sectors of the community. Although the promise of such collaborations is certainly met with challenges, the rewards are many. This chapter will address the challenges of building effective community-engaged, interdisciplinary teams in developmental science, present strategies on how to overcome these challenges, and discuss the important ethical issues of doing this work with racially/ethnically diverse underserved and/or underrepresented populations.

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    Heretofore, we use the term “communities of color” or “children of color” to refer inclusively to Black, indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other people of color. We have chosen this terminology over “Black, indigenous, and people of color” (BIPOC) because the latter “otherizes” any communities not specifically named such as Latinx and Asian populations.

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    Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision to Decline Tenure Offer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to Accept Knight Chair Appointment at Howard University. https://tinyurl.com/38db6rem. Retrieved 07/08/2021.

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Caughy, M.O., Randolph Cunningham, S.M., Calzada, E. (2023). Building Collaborative Teams and Conducting Ethical Research in the Spirit of 2044: The Complexity of Conducting Research in Communities of Color. In: Witherspoon, D.P., Stein, G.L. (eds) Diversity and Developmental Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-23163-6_14

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