Baltimore’s secret history of death: Racism, corporate greed & the most infamous mass-poisoning in American history

Articles | May 6 2015

“Few now doubt the lethality of inequality. Unequal treatment under the law has resulted in case after case of Black lives lost, whether by gunshot, suffocation, or severed spine.  And yet, as tragic as these individual cases are, the lethality of inequality is a problem that goes well beyond the problem of police brutality. More quietly – if no less painfully – lives are being lost every day as a result of entrenched inequities in health that partition Baltimore neighborhoods like yellow police tape.  This is a story that is increasingly being heard. It’s not a new story, nor is it – sadly – a story that is going away any time soon. But, clearly, taking seriously the mantra that “Black lives matter” means understanding, and tackling, the larger problem of health inequality in America.” (Full article here)