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Linking Health and Mortality Racial Differences to Experience and Perceptions of Discrimination

In an op ed in the New York Times (November 12, 2017), Douglas Jacobs refers to the “[m]ore than 700 studies on the link between discrimination and health . . . published since 2000. This body of work establishes a…

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Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

An NPR segment reported on a “study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure. The genetic markers…

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The physical toll of racism

African-American women are 7.5 years biologically “older” than white women because of extreme stress, health experts say. Read the full article here.  

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Study links disparities in pain management to racial bias

Research has documented that black Americans are systematically undertreated for pain relative to white Americans. New research from the University of Virginia suggests that disparities in pain management may be attributable in part to bias. In a study of medical…

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We Need to Focus on Black Joy Just as Much as Black Liberation

“We have to place an emphasis on the spirit and what (collective) joy looks like for us as individuals and as a people. In this (new) movement for Black liberation, there has to be an emphasis on celebrating and cultivation…

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