The Lancet: Police killings of unarmed black Americans impact mental health of wider black American population

EurekaAlerts highlights a reported study in Lancet. “Police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general population, according to a new population-based study. . . . In a linked Comment , Dr Rhea W Boyd, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (USA) writes: “Racism lands, violently, on bodies – not as a function of race but as a function of how humans order society (racial hierarchy), assign power (racial supremacy), and distribute resources (racial inequity).”  Read the complete news release by clicking here.

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