Health Rewind: Why Racism Is Bad for Black Health

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The Effects That Racism Has on Our Health

How do “stop and frisks” and other forms of racial discrimination affect African-American health? Very negatively, says a new feature in The Atlantic. Writer Jason Silverstein highlights recent studies that show that racism damages us both physically and psychologically, putting us at higher risk for high blood pressure, high levels of stress and depression. —Kellee Terrell

 

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