Trauma from racism — past and present — can affect your health

Trauma from racism — past and present — can affect your health

As a civil rights leader, Reverend Otis Moss Jr. has experienced racism in his life: assassinations and lynchings — “the personification of evil and injustice,” he said. “I saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a casket,” said Moss. “Personally, at 11 years old, I also...
Racism and prostate cancer: a multilayered issue.

Racism and prostate cancer: a multilayered issue.

Prostate cancer is more common in Black men than in white men — one in six Black men in the United States will develop the disease, compared with one in eight white men. Not only that, but Black men are also twice as likely to die of the disease (A. N....
The Jackson Water Crisis: A Relic of Environmental Racism?

The Jackson Water Crisis: A Relic of Environmental Racism?

Photo via Getty Images By Kiyana Patel Jackson, MS. —A weather-related calamity has shut off the water taps for many Jackson, Missouri households for the second time in a year, creating an environmental justice issue that serves as a reminder of the endurance of...
Black Veterans’ Perspectives on Racism in Health Care

Black Veterans’ Perspectives on Racism in Health Care

In the United States, the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) disproportionally falls on individuals of Black race. Black US veterans with CKD experience substantial adverse consequences; compared with White veterans, Black...