SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Dierdre Cooper Owens
Medical racism is as old as America, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception in terms of unequal vulnerability to disease.
With Free Medical Clinics and Patient Advocacy, the Black Panthers Created a Legacy in Community Health That Still Exists Amid COVID-19
by Olivia B. Waxman and Arpita Aneja
Sociologist and social movement historian Alondra Nelson explains that Black Panther Party community action to provide health services grew out of a mistrust of mainstream health institutions' willingness to direct resources to the needs of poor Black communities, a mistrust that remains today.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Dan Royles
There is a long and continuous history of mistreatment of African Americans by the American medical establishment. This legacy is responsible for many Black Americans' mistrust of a coronavirus vaccine. Good public health practice in vulnerable communities requires addressing this history.
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