In this episode, Roberta Timothy talks about her new international health project, Black Health Matters, and explains why racial justice is a public health issue. In this photo, Dr. Janice Bacon, a primary care physician with Central Mississippi Health Services, gives Jeremiah Young, 11, a physical exam.
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When COVID-19 first appeared, some called it the great equalizer. But the facts quickly revealed a grim reality: COVID-19 disproportionately impacts racialized communities.
This mural in-progress outside the Apple store in Montréal is a sign of antiracist allyship: will this work help society start to address the long-term health impacts of racism?
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While many institutions pledged their support for anti-racism work this summer, a health researcher says these ideas need to go further to address the long-term health impacts of internalized racism.
Star and creator of hit show I May Destroy You, Michaela Cole.
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Despite repeated pledges to improve diversity, data and industry testimony shows that there are fewer people from minority backgrounds getting jobs in the film and TV industries.
A Donald Trump supporter wears a gas mask and holds a bust of him after he and hundreds of others stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Given the current, often erroneous, use of the term 'fascist' to describe political movements and leaders, it's important to determine what fascism is and is not.
What it means when Black children prefer white dolls.
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A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.
Skin-lightening creams for sale in a shop in New Delhi, India, in 2020.
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Fair skin as a beauty ideal underpins the global bleach cream industry – valued at $8.6 billion. There is a nascent backlash against the practice, which endangers health and can perpetuate racism.
Revelers party during the Circuit Festival’s Water Park Day in Vilassar de Mar, Spain, in August 2016.
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A decadent New Year's Eve bash held in the throes of the pandemic is a symptom of a larger problem in the gay community.
Medical students’ backgrounds often reflect the diversity of local communities, which can allow them more access and trust for vaccination efforts.
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One university is showing how the vaccine corps concept can speed up vaccination rates, including launching a large-scale vaccination site staffed by hundreds of students and volunteers.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.
Newspaper coverage of the incident is hard to find.
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After spending years examining the violent Red Summer of 1919, historian Karen Sieber discovered a previously hidden incident on the campus where she now works.
A french classic has had a thoroughly modern update, meditating on themes of class, race and colonialism.
Kenyan artist Allan Mwangi paints a mural of George Floyd in Kibera, Nairobi.
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Racism affects health and often leads to early death. We now know in greater and more alarming detail how this happens.
‘Cancer Alley’ is an 80-mile stretch of chemical plants along the Mississippi River in Louisiana alongside many Black and poor communities.
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The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden's EPA can do to improve that record.
A man in Brazil attends an event memorialising the struggle of black people and Africans against slavery.
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A study of the historical records describing African slaves in Brazil yields some unexpected findings.
Research shows that when people feel insecure and anxious they become more concerned with identity values such as nationalism, status and success.
Growing poverty and unemployment have seen shacklands mushroom in post-apartheid South Africa.
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The country still has a way to go in addressing the challenges of social inequity. But there has been some progress in every sphere of government.
When minority groups are exposed to stereotypes that deem them inferior, they often underachieve academically, research shows.
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Pointing out the benefits of white privilege has become a racial justice rallying cry, but associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom can harm academic performance among students of color.
Despite their high level of education, women of color with Ph.D.s say they are still treated differently in their academic fields.
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Three women of color with Ph.D.s weigh in on their experience being in the academic field.
Brazilian politicians’ newfound embrace of Blackness leaves some of their Afro-Brazilian constituents skeptical.
A race-changing scandal raises suspicion about the motivations of 4,580 newly elected city council members and mayors who only recently began to identify as Black.
Children’s books need better representation of people of color.
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Books can help children develop a sense of identity. But when characters of color are portrayed negatively, that can send a wrong message to kids.