The US has a long history of abusing minorities for pharmaceutical profit. Messaging for a Covid-19 inoculation will have to overcome that past.
Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by prejudgments and a close relationship with the police.
“It is not enough to talk about racism, you must strive to be anti-racist and fight against racist policies and practices," Dr. Heard-Garris said. If you have the privilege, “make space, speak up or amplify issues of inequity and injustice.” Children see everything.
Despite great progress across two centuries, exclusion and injustice remain the reality for too many black Americans.
Her experiences in the medical system, she reasons, are part of why people of color are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. She says it is not just because they're more likely to have front-line jobs that expose them to the virus, and the underlying health conditions that can lead to a more serious COVID-19 infection. "That is certainly part of it, but the other part is the lack of value people see in our lives," Monterroso wrote in a Twitter thread detailing her experience.
Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.
The same systemic racism that results in excessive police force and insufficient healthcare has stunted economic progress for black Americans since the founding of the country.
"It's not just about police violence," Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, told The Hill. "It's about a whole bunch of things that people just maybe don't pay attention to along the way and a lot of that is stemmed from the economic impact of discrimination affecting these communities over time."
An exploration of health disparities in America shows that even if you’re a black American in 2018 with a sound bank account, you can’t buy whiteness.
Never before in the history of modern polling has the country expressed such widespread agreement on racism’s pervasiveness in policing, and in society at large.
In our fourth installment of a series prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son,” readers share their experiences with bigotry outside the United States.
Recognition of Juneteenth appears to be changing amid a broader cultural shift intended to reckon more deeply with the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination in American life.
Immigration and national identity are big, touchy issues in much of Europe, where racial make-ups are changing. Though you might expect the richer, better-educated Western European nations to be more tolerant than those in Eastern Europe, that's not exactly the case.
Making space to deal with the psychological toll of racism is absolutely necessary.
I have a weighty request. As you read this letter, I want you to listen with love, a sort of love that demands that you look at parts of yourself that might cause pain and terror, as James Baldwin would say. Did you hear that? You may have missed it. I repeat: I want you to listen with love. Well, at least try.
The history of a medical instrument reveals the dubious science of racial difference.
"Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
But in a country that still struggles to confront its racial demons, addressing the larger rift in who gets attention and who doesn’t will require much more.
Terms such as “racial conflict” fail to describe the challenge Obama faced, or the resentment that has powered Trump’s rise.
America is far from having quelled its racism problem. Whether it's treatment by police or susceptibility to poverty, one's skin color can determine a whole range of variables in life.
Particularly, blacks in America face a disproportionate number of social and economic barriers — but the racial problem is not binary. It extends way beyond a white-black disparity, affecting Hispanics, Arabs and a miscellany of other minorities.
It’s tragic that in 2014, the United States of America is still dealing with systematic racial discrimination, particularly given the history of the country in relation to slavery and Jim Crow. Progress is a bumpy and convoluted road.
Yet, the United States is not alone, as there are also many disturbing trends surrounding race, immigration and politics in Europe.
A place for people of all races to show their support for 'fairness, equality and tolerance'.
The American health care system in beset with inequalities that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and other marginalized groups. These inequalities contribute to gaps in health insurance coverage, uneven access to services, and poorer health outcomes among certain populations. African Americans bear the brunt of these health care challenges.
We have great treatments that are empirically supported for trauma, but the racial piece hasn’t really been studied very well.
They are hard to look at. But we can’t ignore the horrors of our racist past, because they influence our present.
“Racism” spent the first half of the 20th century in competition with another word, “racialism,” though neither featured prominently in our national conversation. Then came the civil rights era, when the word took on for many a convenient new meaning, one that had more to do with the human heart than with practices like redlining, gerrymandering or voter intimidation.
Scientists see the beginnings of racism in monkeys.
Research suggests that racism is not hard wired, offering hope on one of America’s enduring problems.
It is up to us as human beings to see through the oligarchs’ sinister divide and conquer formula that brainwashes people into hating, blaming and killing others. Until we realize that it is not a particular nation, or racial group, or religious group that is our enemy, but the ruling elite that are pulling all the murderous strings that is the true enemy of humankind, we will forever be locked in chains. Only in mindful awareness and unified solidarity can the true enemy of life be challenged and overcome.
We’d have to go as far back as slavery to fully grasp the racial history of US health care, but I’ll start at a much more proximate place: 1946. On August 13 of that year, President Harry Truman signed the Hill-Burton Act.
While international consensus has evolved over thousands of years from accepting racial discrimination as a way of life to utterly rejecting it and defining it as a crime, billions of people around the world still suffer the consequences of racism on a daily basis by states, governments, private enterprises and individuals.
The United States needs more than a good president to erase centuries of violence.
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.
Reactions inside and outside of Ferguson to a grand jury's refusal to indict Michael Brown's killer, which many regarded as yet one more example of the inequity people of color suffer at the hands of police, raise the question of what is the most effective means of protest. The answer is a bit too unclear for comfort.
As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist.
So the bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform. Let’s get to work - Barack Obama
Skin Deep is a London-based multimedia platform that amplifies voices of colour through the discussion of race and culture, inspiring much needed conversations around themes that are usually misrepresented or depoliticised by the mainstream media.
Our mission is to activate, connect, and mobilize the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
Data for Black Lives is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. Since the advent of computing, big data and algorithms have penetrated virtually every aspect of our social and economic lives.
Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others. Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons encouraging fear or hatred of others in times of conflict and war, and even during economic downturns.
We are sharing knowledge and tools for data justice and for data access for equity. Our project aims to help movements for justice and to support trusted modes of community health and safety.
Racism has no place in Australia.
Since 2012, Racism. It Stops with Me has helped our community respond to prejudice. It is a campaign built on the efforts of people in their neighbourhoods, schools, universities, clubs, and workplaces.
The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating discrimination and racism, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international human rights system.
The term is used in a negative sense, and is often associated with practices such as prejudice, violence, discrimination and oppression based on racial differences.