Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) seeks to increase scientific understanding of how psychology pertains to both race/ethnicity and culture.
Programs and Services
Calls and Nominations
Call for Nominations: APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
Seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms of service on January 2019.
The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) continues to strive for increased research that will promote a better understanding of the complex issues facing communities of color (i.e., African-Americans/Blacks, Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latino(a)s). To this end, CEMA sponsors an award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color.
The CEMRRAT small grants are intended to serve as "seed funds" to energize, empower and support interested individuals, organizations and educational institutions committed to enhancing ethnic minority recruitment, retention and training in psychology.
OEMA Launches Video Series: Facing the Divide
Our first video in the series Racism in America outlines the complex issues associated with race-related stress and fosters group discussions that promote critical thinking, increase empathy and encourage social perspective-taking. This video helps you structure effective group discussions and models ways to keep difficult dialogues about race and prejudice productive.
Videos: Ethnicity and Health in America Series
The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs regularly hosts educational events during the four national heritage months dedicated to people of color in America (i.e., Black History Month in February, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September and National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November).
Surviving and Thriving
The survival guide to academia for women and members of marginalized groups is an updated and revised edition of a guide first published in 1992 by the American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology.
Testing and Assessment with Person and Communities of Color
The monograph on testing and assessment among racial/ethnic minorities is the fourth in a series of monographs published by the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests to address diversity issues pertaining to core activities undertaken by psychologists in service of the major racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.