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Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership

Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership

Articles | June 22 2021

By Ailsa Chang, Christopher Intagliata, Jonaki Mehta (Read...

Education Usually Improves Health. But Racism Sabotages Benefits For Black Men

Education Usually Improves Health. But Racism Sabotages Benefits For Black Men

Articles | June 14 2021

By Virginia Anderson, NPR "More education typically leads to better health, yet Black men in the U.S. are not getting the same benefit as other groups, research...

Black Appraisers Call Out Industry’s Racial Bias and Need for Systemic Change

Black Appraisers Call Out Industry’s Racial Bias and Need for Systemic Change

| June 11 2021

"The largely insular appraisal industry of 78,000 is skewed over 85 percent white with less than 2 percent of appraisers identifying as Black." By Safia Samee Ali (Read...

Latinx and Low-Income Communities Are Paying the Human Costs of Plastic Pollution

Latinx and Low-Income Communities Are Paying the Human Costs of Plastic Pollution

Articles | June 7 2021

By Yvette Arellano & Mariana Del Valle Prieto Cervantes, Prism Latinx and low-income communities are suffering from the effects of plastics manufacturing. (Read...

How Systemic Racism Continues To Determine Black Health And Wealth In Chicago

How Systemic Racism Continues To Determine Black Health And Wealth In Chicago

Articles | June 4 2021

By Terry Gross, npr.org (Read...

Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure, Black People’s Health All Linked, Experts Say

Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure, Black People’s Health All Linked, Experts Say

| June 2 2021

By American Heart Association News, chicago.suntimes.com "Untreated, high blood pressure can lead to disabling, potentially fatal illnesses including heart disease, stroke, dementia, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction, vision loss." (Read...

New Commission To Tackle How National Health Data Are Collected, Shared, And Used

New Commission To Tackle How National Health Data Are Collected, Shared, And Used

Articles | June 1 2021

By Alonzo Plough Gail C. Christopher, healthaffairs.org "COVID-19 has shown us once again that wealth, racism, and privilege play an outsized role in how long and how well people live. Philanthropy has long sought to address the confluence of...

The Call for Racial Healing and Justice Continues…..

The Call for Racial Healing and Justice Continues…..

Articles | May 25 2021

More than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divide It's been a year since George Floyd's chilling last words, "I can't breathe," sent shock waves around the world. A guilty verdict came down April 20, but...

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

Articles | May 5 2021

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News "Race, not poverty, was found to be the strongest predictor of exposure to PM 2.5, a health-damaging particle created when fossil fuels are burned." (Read...

5 Ways The Model Minority Myth Is Used Against Asian Americans At Work

5 Ways The Model Minority Myth Is Used Against Asian Americans At Work

Articles | April 30 2021

By Monica Torres, Huff Post "The lie that all Asian Americans are successful has many negative career consequences." (Read...