Racism

It’s clear that racism puts the BIPOC (black indigenous people of color) community’s health at risk, and that institutional racism -- the ways government and non-government institutions discriminate through policies and practices -- is ingrained in our societies and must be addressed in order to combat and reverse health inequities. Racism is a public health issue.


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When the "Land of Opportunity" is Elsewhere and You Must Leap
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Centering Black Voices
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Aligning Systems with Communities to Advance Equity through Shared Measurement: Guiding Principles
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences
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Racial Equity Map
Tool - Toolkit/toolbox
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Workplace Bias Against Muslims, Arabs on Rise, Advocates Say
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Community Organizations Have to Talk About Police Violence Directly
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'Rona and Racism: A Survival Guide
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White Haze
Story - Audio
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Bearing the Burden: How racism-related stress hurts America’s black mothers and babies
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Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 10/02/2018
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Young Men of Color
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Brought to you by Community Commons
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The Anti-Trans Panic Is Rooted in White Supremacist Ideology
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Brought to you by Truthout
Published on 05/19/2023
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Centering Blackness: The Path to Economic Liberation for All
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Brought to you by Medium
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Race-Based Stress and Intergenerational Trauma
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Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 09/16/2022
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Racism Has Youths of Color Seriously Stressed Out
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Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 03/09/2017
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Visions of Equity: The Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice
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Brought to you by TIME
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Race and Healing: A Community Conversation
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Brought to you by YouTube
Published on 09/21/2020
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How Systemic Racism Exists In U.S. Housing Policies
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Brought to you by Forbes
Published on 07/09/2020
How I Found Racial Healing During the Pandemic
How I Found Racial Healing During the Pandemic
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Brought to you by Yes! Magazine
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Systemic Racism Starts and Ends with Housing
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Racism Has Shaped Public Transit, and It’s Riddled With Inequities
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Brought to you by Rice University
Published on 08/24/2020
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This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair
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How a South Carolina Park Plans to Confront Its Racist History
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The Danger of a Single Story
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"This Is America, Speak English": Latinas On The Fear Of Speaking Spanish In Public
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Brought to you by Vice Media Group
Published on 05/16/2018
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97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
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Trend Bending Policies for Advancing Racial Justice Part 1: Ending Police Violence
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“Stranger Fruit”: Black Mothers and the Fear of Police Brutality
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Brought to you by The Marshall Project
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The Problem With Research on Racial Bias and Police Shootings
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Brought to you by CityLab
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Black Lives Matter
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Published on 06/05/2020
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Black Lives Matter and African Allyship
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Encore: A Black Father Answers Tough Questions From His Son
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Brought to you by StoryCorps
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A Brief History of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways
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Brought to you by NPR
Published on 04/07/2021
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The Racist History of Abortion and Midwifery Bans
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Brought to you by ACLU
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Muslims Recall Questionable Detentions That Followed 9/11
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Brought to you by AP
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Racial and Gendered Equity and Biden’s American Jobs Plan
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Brought to you by Prosperity Now
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US Black-White Inequality in 6 Stark Charts
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Brought to you by CNN
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What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?
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How Do We Advance Health Equity for Asian Americans?
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Brought to you by RWJF
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Recognizing and Dismantling Raciolinguistic Hierarchies in Latinx Health
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by AMA
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States Have Added Nearly 100 Restrictive Laws Since SCOTUS Gutted the Voting Rights Act 10 Years Ago
Resource
Brought to you by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law
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Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series and Discussion Guide
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by APHA
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Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by NIHCM Foundation
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Black Americans Have a Clear Vision for Reducing Racism but Little Hope It Will Happen
Resource - Report
Brought to you by The Pew Charitable Trusts
What is Environmental Racism and How Can We Fight It?
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by World Economic Forum
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Ten Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racial Justice
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by Opportunity Agenda
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Intersections Between Racism and Ableism
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Campaign Zero
Resource - Website/webpage
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Black Wealth Data Center
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by BWDC
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Black Lives Matter: A Commentary on Racism and Public Health
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by APHA
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Ending Student Criminalization and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by New York University
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Local Data for Equitable Communities
Resource
Brought to you by Urban Institute
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2020 State of Black America Unmasked
Resource - Report
Brought to you by National Urban League
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Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
Resource - Website/webpage
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Disability Rates Among Working-Age Adults Are Shaped by Race, Place, and Education
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by Brookings
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Armed Extremism
Resource - Website/webpage
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Racial Equity Policy Design and Advocacy: A Primer
Resource
Brought to you by Prosperity Now
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Resource - Website/webpage
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COVID-19 and the Legacy of Racism: Vaccine Hesitancy and Treatment Bias
Resource - Webinar
Brought to you by NIHCM Foundation
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Neighborhood Funders Group
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by NFG
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Federal Policy to Advance Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Health Equity
Resource - Report
Brought to you by National Academy of Sciences
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Racial Equity and Public Health
Resource - Fact Sheet
Brought to you by APHA
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What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Resource - Website/webpage
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Revealing Disparities: Health Care Workers’ Observations of Discrimination Against Patients
Resource - Policy Brief
Brought to you by The Commonwealth Fund
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Racial Trauma
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by MHA
First page of Racism and Felony Disenfranchisement: An Intertwined History report
Racism and Felony Disenfranchisement: An Intertwined History
Resource - Report
Brought to you by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law
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Anti-Racism Resources
Resource - Guide/handbook
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Advancing Well-Being by Transcending the Barriers of Whiteness
Resource - Policy Brief
Brought to you by PolicyLink
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Provider Bias in Contraceptive Counseling
Resource - Journal Article
PDF Cover: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Disability Prevalence
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Disability Prevalence
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by Springer
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Police-Recorded Crime and Disparities in Obesity and Blood Pressure Status in Chicago
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by American Heart Association
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On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by Health Affairs
Published on 07/02/2020
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The Link Between Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure, and Black People’s Health
Resource - Blog
Brought to you by American Heart Association
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Racial Profiling in the Age of Terrorism
Resource - Website/webpage
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Health Equity Framework
Resource
Brought to you by Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
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Arab and Other Middle Eastern Americans
Resource - Website/webpage
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11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism
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Brought to you by The Aspen Institute
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Structural Racism and Discrimination
Resource
Brought to you by NIMHD
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Adultification Bias
Resource - Website/webpage
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Education to Identify and Combat Racial Bias in Pain Treatment
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by AMA
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The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Resource - Fact Sheet
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Law for Black Lives
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by L4BL
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Health Affairs February 2024: Housing and Health
Resource
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End the War on Black Health and Black Disabled People
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Brought to you by M4BL
PDF Cover: Racialization as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity for Native Americans
Racialization as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity for Native Americans
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by AMA
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Police Shootings Database 2015-2022
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Race Counts: Racial Equity Index
Race Counts: Racial Equity Index
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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United States Segregation Map
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Hate Map
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Racial Disparities Dashboard
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Racial Equity Data Hub
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Racism Declarations
Tool - Data/mapping Tool

Data & Metrics


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BIPOC Health Equity Library
Library
Published on 09/27/2022
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Racial Justice Journey Library
Library
Published on 02/22/2022

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