Health and Healthcare
According to the CDC, Black and Indigenous women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. The racial disparities in diagnosis and treatment are also evidenced in mental health, in addition to the higher prevalence of cancer in Black communities, which gained visibility with the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020.
Bias in treatment, disproportionate access to healthcare, and other systemic issues, including environmental factors, result in stark racial disparities in health outcomes of communities of color versus white popu [...]
“All things share the same breath − the beast, the tree, the man ... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”
~ Chief Si'ahl, Dkhw'Duw'Absh Tribe (Chief Seattle, Duwamish Tribe)
The Trauma of Systemic Racism is Killing Black Women – T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, TED
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