racism

Lawmakers Pressure Newsom to ‘Step Up’ on Racism as a Public Health Issue

SACRAMENTO — After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared racism a public health crisis. The governors of Michiga...

Readers and Tweeters React to Racism, Inequities in Health Care

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. A Harrowing Tale of Racism I liked the article...

Racism Derails Black Men’s Health, Even as Education Levels Rise

More education typically leads to better health, yet Black men in the U.S. are not getting the same benefit as other groups, research suggests. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for fr...

Black health care professionals experience racism

Charles Gibson, MD, a critical care surgeon at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, heard these words from a woman who needed emergent surgery: “I don’t really want a Black doctor. Is there anyone el...

The impact racism and coronavirus can have on mental health in the black community

Only one in three African Americans who need mental health care receive it. Board-certified Psychiatrist Dr. Jess Clemons of “Ask Dr. Jess” uses social media to break down barriers and pro...

2018 Keynote: Racism and African American Youth Mental Health

0 Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This talk is from the 2018 Miami International Child ...

Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America (highlights)

Why are black women three to four times more likely to die after giving birth than white women? Panelists included Amy Holden Jones, co-creator and showrunner for Fox’s “The Resident”...