Racism in Healthcare & Science

Read

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 6.07.09 PM.png

“Race norming” & the long legacy of medical racism, explained

Vox, July 2021

Screen Shot 2021-06-28 at 2.46.46 PM.png

The Historical Roots of

Mistrust in Science

American Bar Association, June 2021

Screen Shot 2021-06-07 at 9.14.58 AM.png

A Century After the Tulsa

Massacre, Inequities in Medical Infrastructure Drive Health Gap

The Wall Street Journal, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 8.11.14 PM.png

They Haven’t Gotten a Covid Vaccine Yet. But They Aren’t ‘Hesitant’ Either.

The New York Times, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 8.09.27 PM.png

Black Lives Are Shorter in Chicago. My Family’s History Shows Why.

The New York Times, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 8.37.00 PM.png

Black families at Seattle

Children’s face security at double

the rate of white families

Crosscut, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 11.27.31 AM.pn

An Antiracist Agenda

for Medicine

Boston Review, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 11.22.54 AM.pn

Health Disparities Hit 

Rural Children of Color Hardest

Axios, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 8.21.33 PM.png

In Arizona, Birth Workers of

Color Fight For More Access

NPR, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 11.14.22 AM.pn

Race, Policing, and History — Remembering the Freedom House Ambulance Service

 

New England Journal of Medicine, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 4.49.55 PM.png

Medical Racism has Shaped

U.S. Policies for Centuries

AAIHS, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-24 at 9.10.02 PM.png

Stop Blaming Tuskegee,

Critics Say. It's Not An 'Excuse'

For Current Medical Racism

NPR, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.23.25 PM.pn

Black maternal health

omnibus package introduced by Democratic lawmakers

The Hill, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.19.19 PM.pn

Black Americans should

face lower age cutoffs to

qualify for a vaccine

Washington Post, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 5.21.42 PM.png

White people are getting

vaccinated at higher rates than

Black and Latino Americans

CNN, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-01 at 2.50.45 PM.png

Prisons have already failed to

contain Covid-19. What happens when the new variants arrive?

Vox, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-16 at 9.38.49 AM.png

Seattle Children's doctor

forced to resign after

complaints of racism

Crosscut, Jan. 2021

benjamin_danielson_teaser.jpeg

Revered doctor steps down, accusing Seattle Children’s

Hospital of racism

Crosscut, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2021-02-04 at 3.08.08 PM.png

Where Are All the

Black Doctors?

WebMD, Dec. 2020

imrs.php.jpeg

Say her name: Dr. Susan Moore

The Washington Post, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 7.57.56 PM.png

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

ProPublica, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.54.06 PM.png

Descendants of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Survivors Say It Was Nothing Like the Covid-19 Vaccine

Zora, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2021-02-08 at 8.19.17 PM.png

In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects

of Past Housing Discrimination

Are Plain to See

NPR, Nov. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-11-16 at 7.36.38 PM.png

Black Ambulance Pioneers

99% Invisible, July 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-16 at 1.29.38 PM.png

The Black American

Amputation Epidemic

ProPublica, May 2020

GettyImages-57579883.jpg

Eliminating Racial Disparities

in Maternal and Infant Mortality

Center for American Progress, May 2020

Screen Shot 2021-02-13 at 3.32.41 PM.png

How we fail black patients in pain

AAMC, Jan. 2020

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 8.36.48 AM.png

Myths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed

by doctors today.

The NYT Magazine, Aug. 2019

200406_r36137.jpg

A Preventable Cancer

is on the Rise in Alabama

The New Yorker, April 2018

Kemi-Doll-MD.jpg

A Why Are Black

Women Dying

UW Medicine,  2018

harlan_npr_wandairving_24_custom-30c82a9

Black Women & Childbirth

NPR, Dec. 2017

original.jpg

America's Health

Segregation Problem

The Atlantic, May 2016

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 2.30.01 PM.png

A Prescription for

More Black Doctors

NYT Magazine, Sept. 2015

Screen Shot 2021-09-16 at 1.29.18 PM.png

For Black parents, barriers to postpartum mental health care begin before the first call for help

The 19th, August 2021

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 1.57.58 PM.png

Seattle Children’s releases

few details from completed investigation into systemic racism

The Seattle Times, July 2021

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 1.55.37 PM.png

Tulane School of Medicine

placed on probation by

accreditor amid allegations of racism, lack of diversity

The Lens, July 2021

Articles

Screen Shot 2021-11-08 at 6.56.43 PM.png

He Was Shot by a Stranger

but Treated Like a Criminal

When He Reached the ER

Time, Oct. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-11-08 at 6.51.47 PM.png

Why Many Black Americans Changed Their Minds About

Covid Shots

The New York Times, Oct. 2021

Books

Please buy from a black-owned bookstore (click here for a list), your local independent bookstore, or from the Bookshop link provided.

9781479853571.jpg

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Dána-Ain Davis, 2019

9780190218263.jpg

Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War & Reconstruction

Jim Downs, 2015

Screen Shot 2021-02-04 at 2.56.01 PM.png

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

 

Dayna B. Matthew  2015

9780807027189.jpg.gif

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, & Reconciliation After the Genome

 

Alondra Nelson,  2016

9780820354750.jpg

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Deirdre Cooper Owens, 2017

9781250105042.jpg

Black Man in a White Coat:

A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine

Damon Tweedy 2016

9781734420722.jpg.gif

Carte Blanche: The Erosion

of Medical Consent

Harriet Washington  2021

9780767915472.jpg

Medical Apartheid: The

Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Harriet Washington  2008

Watch

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 9.52.51 AM.png

The Origin of Everything

Health Disparities in the Black

Community: Past & Present (12 mins)

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 3.50.25 PM.png

Racism's corrosive impact on

the health of Black Americans

 

60 Minutes (13 mins)

Listen

Beyond-White-Coat-podcast-graphic-500px.

Beyond the White Coat

Multiple episodes discussing racial

disparities in healthcare.

Unknown.png

Backstory June

A History of Racial Disparity in Healthcare

June 2020 (58 mins.)

Screen Shot 2021-11-08 at 6.52.45 PM.png

Black Cancer

Black Cancer explores the cancer journeys

of everyday people of color. Host Jodi-Ann Burey weaves a narrative about race, health, and life and helps listeners discover the wisdom trauma can bring.

bhy final-darkoutline_0.png

Black History Year

What You Need To Know About Medical Racism with Harriet Washington (38 minutes)

Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 10.06.38 AM.pn

Decolonizing Science

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.14.27 PM.pn

NPR

In Tuskegee, Painful History Shadows

Efforts To Vaccinate African Americans

(8 mins.)

Screen Shot 2021-03-24 at 9.12.20 PM.png

WHYY

3000 by 2000: A history of the

visionary campaign to diversify

med schools, and what got in its way

(11 mins.)

Additional Resources

Screen Shot 2021-03-12 at 7.35.02 PM.png

Advancing

Health Equity

Screen Shot 2020-11-16 at 8.07.46 PM.png

Association of American

Medical Colleges

Racism and Health:

a Reading List

Screen Shot 2021-02-04 at 3.02.31 PM.png

Association of Black

Women Physicians

bim_logo1.png.webp

Black in 

Microbiology

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 8.20.40 PM.png

Black Mamas

Matter Alliance

BMWC_Logo_final.jpg.webp

Black Men in

White Coats

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 7.20.14 PM.png

Black Perspectives

Syllabus: A History of Anti-Black Racism in Medicine

Black-Womens-Health-Imperative-Logo-Reti

Black Women’s

Health Imperative

Unknown.jpeg

COVID Racial Data

Tracker

Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 10.06.38 AM.pn

Decolonizing 

Science

DFAD-Logo-Final-logo-335X150.png

Doctor for a Day

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 7.23.58 PM.png

GirlTrek

Unknown.jpeg

National Birth 

Equity Collaborative

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 8.15.31 PM.png

National Black Leadership

Commission on Health

Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 9.56.52 AM.png

Surge Reproductive Justice