Great summation of black/white health disparities
This write-up has a clear, narrative summary of what’s doing on with health disparities, especially among blacks. Excellent charts too.
WHITE PRIVILEGE IS THE BEST MEDICINE
With the eyes of the world on Ferguson, Missouri, our collective attention is focused on the different treatment of black and white people at the hands of America’s criminal justice system. The focus is well deserved. More than 50 years after the Civil Rights movement, it’s still true that half of the black men in the US wind up arrested at least once by the age of 23, and are ten times more likely to be murdered than white men.
But every single day, there are many more race-related deaths that result from a quieter but arguably even more violent act: systemic discrimination in the US health system.
The truth is this: even today, in America, white privilege works better than most medicine when it comes to staying healthy….
To read more: www.vox.com/2014/8/25/6052871/why-white-skin-works-better-than-most-medicine
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