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First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.
James Manigault-Bryant, Ruby Bagwyn, José Constantine
Elizabeth Catte’s new book examines how Virginia progressives believed the forced sterilization of poor whites would pave the way to a bright future—and how their legacy endures in national parks and prisons.
As Big Data tools reshape health care, biased datasets and unaccountable algorithms threaten to further disempower patients.
Indifference toward the most vulnerable has driven the death toll of COVID-19, just as it did during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Against this backdrop, even small acts of kindness can make a difference.
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.
We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone.
COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.
Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.
Ensuring a COVID-19 vaccine is available to all makes both moral and economic sense.
Sanjay G. Reddy, Arnab Acharya
Pestilence and plague have often prompted waves of apocalyptic thinking, calling into question the steady march of progress in human history.
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
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