Articles in race tagged with health

Joshua Gutterman Tranen

Harm reduction strategies, like those pioneered by queer men of color, have the best chance of stopping this disease.

Ruha Benjamin Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse Dorothy Roberts

A recording and transcript of our event on inequities in medicine and child welfare.

Sara Matthiesen

After Roe v. Wade, Angela Davis wrote about how the reproductive rights movement was failing women of color. As Roe is dismantled, her diagnosis is more crucial than ever.

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Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse

Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.

Rhon Manigault Bryant Poisoning Tallevast
James Manigault-Bryant Ruby Bagwyn José Constantine

First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.

Elizabeth Catte Pure American Staunton Western State Hospital
Ellen Wayland-Smith

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.

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Adam Gaffney

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.

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Amy Moran-Thomas

Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.

St Louis COVID redlining
Walter Johnson Jason Q. Purnell Colin Gordon Jamala Rogers

Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than whites, and nowhere more so than in St. Louis. This is the result of racist policies which collapsed the social safety net while setting blacks in the path of danger.

Metzl Dying of Whiteness
Jonathan M. Metzl

State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution.