Derald Wing Sue is a professor of counseling psychology at Columbia University. He has authored several books, including Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Overcoming our Racism, and Understanding Abnormal Behavior.Personal life
Sue was born in Portland, Oregon to a Chinese American family. His family lived in a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood, with his parents, four brothers and one sister. He remembers "being teased due to his ethnicity" during his early childhood For Sue, the discrimination and prejudice made him feel like an outcast and he would often turn to his brothers for support to get through those harsh times. Sue and his brothers would often discuss what it meant to be Chinese living in America. They would talk about the hostility of an invalidating society and how harmful those consequences were on their self-esteem and standard living . Although the prejudice and discrimination had a negative effect on Sue's self-image, it did in
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