Structural racism pervades all facets of society, from education, to housing, to law enforcement. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health disparities that result from this systemic and structural racism.
The Petrie-Flom Center has asked leading scholars in law, public health, history, sociology, and other fields to explore these issues for a digital symposium on the
Bill of Health blog. The focus of the symposium is to unpack how critical race theories and other strands of racial justice scholarship can inform health care, public health, and other areas of law to improve health outcomes among minorities.
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Through social movement advocacy and engagement, BIPOC can create their own narrative of medical need and activism.
Improving the health of local communities involves rethinking the laws that govern how police interact with the people they serve.
Among the most salient lessons to be learned from the coronavirus pandemic is that justice is just plain good for
About 1.5 million Black men are missing from daily life because of health challenges, economic instability, and over-policing.
Existing forms of racism or subordination may shape the design of social interventions and impact of risk targeting in harmful
Racism has repeatedly stymied progress toward the good governance of necessities. Anti-racism, therefore, must be at the core of any
In just three sentences, Justice Holmes delivers a message that has lasted through today: some lives matter more than others.
BIPOC are either subject to hypervisibility, or medical erasure, where their medical needs are left unaddressed and ignored.
While telehealth may be a panacea for access to healthcare, particularly in COVID times, we should be concerned that patients
Medical neocolonialism does not exist in a vacuum. It is tied to the presumed expendability of Black life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the tradeoffs at stake for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) seeking reliable health
Too often, policies and practices in schools that create and compound health inequities are narrated as falling outside health law
During the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of trying to extinguish racist attitudes, the Trump administration has spearheaded ways to “other” Asian
Social, economic, and environmental factors account for the vast majority of health outcomes. And housing encompasses many of these factors.
Debates exist over whether structural racism is a social determinant of health, and whether dismantling it is within the scope
Considering the cross-cutting nature of racism as a social determinant of health, medical-legal partnerships can and should address it directly.
Scholarship on the social determinants of health is missing an account of how communities change the legal environments that produce
African Americans know, perhaps the most, what it means to be the first to be heavily recruited yet neglected by
Government and public health officials must aggressively work to end structural racism and revise laws that create racial inequalities.
On the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic response, there is an often forgotten workforce that is largely Black and
Racism in health care, expressed through implicit and explicit biases, is the ultimate form of suffocation.
Today, medicine and the health care system embody discourses of power that rival the law. Will these discourses inevitably serve
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