Brown and Segrist (2016) examined the influence of internalized racism on African American career aspirations. According to their study, individuals who devalued the African American worldview and its themes had lower career expectations and desires. The research by Brown and Segrist (2016), among the additional four studies that were related to my area of research, shed light on the problems American adults encounter throughout their careers, and how the expectations associated with their race affect the development of their careers. However, the results of the studies do not indicate that there is an association between social pressures such as racial discrimination as a leading cause of stress and anxiety, and adults’ career aspirations. During my search of the literature, I only found five recent studies that focused on racial discrimination as a social pressure as an issue affecting adults in their career aspirations and development. The details of these studies will be discussed further in the literature review section. The articles were also recent as they were dated not more than ten years, insinuating that this is an area of study that is yet to be fully explored by most researchers. The researchers whose articles I found during my literature search based their findings on the few related studies that investigated the relationship between the various aspects of career development. However, none of the studies use a qualitative approach and delve into the actual experiences of the adult population to examine the issue. This provides a basis for my project as my research as I intend to fully explore the link between racial discrimination and career development and how it affects the mental health of the American adult.