Genuine discussions about racial inequities are necessary, difficult, and urgent. Many forces work to keep people from discussing racism. Conversations and narratives often generate unproductive fear, shame, guilt, avoidance, and denial in the absence of honest reflections on race and the history of this country. We must move beyond that to a place of healing and action. Dr. Alonzo Plough, RWJF’s chief science officer, explains how in his book.

Feds Seek to Undo Harm From Forced Assimilation Schools.

By Sarafina Wright, The Washington Informer

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New Orleans city officials allowed developers to build homes on land contaminated with chemicals linked to cancer. They didn’t tell the people who moved in.

By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

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The nation will soon mark 1 million COVID-19 deaths.

By Richard Besser

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By Angela Thomas, Seth Krevat, and Raj Ratwani – Health Affairs

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by WI Guest Author, The Washington Informer

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By Jonathan Rothwell and Andre M. Perry, Brookings


By Gail Christopher, de Beaumont

This article is the third the 2021 Fresh Perspectives series, presented by the de Beaumont Foundation. Published in the weeks leading up to APHA’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo in October, the series showcases viewpoints from a range of public health professionals around social connectedness.

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Black, Asian and Hispanic residents are outpacing their White counterparts.

By Emily Woodruff

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