Racism and public health

Black lives must matter more in health research

I can't agree with this article more. 

I remember learning about the huge disparity in survival rates for black women with breast cancer as compared to white women in an environmental sociology course. The charts were stunning and offensive. What seemed insane was who was represented in the majority of medical research. It wasn't women and it wasn't (isn't) minorities. 

Racism is a huge public health concern and we should be explicit in inclusion when designing studies. 

 

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