Thanks for creating this thread - so important and is very much needed.
Received my bachelors and masters from PWI and as a black female, I've have my fair share of micro-aggressions and experience with ignorance. I've learned to handle these situations better over the years, but admittedly it is something that I really struggled with initially. Will be applying to doctoral programs (clinical, counseling, and joint programs) later this year for Fall 2021 entry. It's important for me to find programs where I fit both research-wise and personally.
I agree with the above writer that in sometimes being a minority can be advantageous as there are schools and programs who are trying to increase their diversity efforts. Are you familiar with APA's Minority Fellowship Program? Plan to apply if I get accepted to a doctoral program.
Our research interests are very closely aligned - also interested in studying trauma and resilience in children/youth and families from marginalized communities (specifically racial minorities and immigrants/refugee) and groups that, historically, have been underserved by traditional clinical psychology.
Would be interested in knowing which programs you applied to.
Wishing you the best during this application season!