Steve Robinson, MD, forwards a paper in Lancet, “Stuctural Racism and health inequities in the USA: evidence and interventions.”
From the intro:
“Structural racism refers to the totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, earnings, benefits, credit, media, health care, and criminal justice. These patterns and practices in turn reinforce discriminatory beliefs, values, and distribution of resources. We argue that a focus on structural racism offers a concrete, feasible, and promising approach towards advancing health equity and improving population health.”
Lead author Mary Bassett, MD, is with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.