Patchwork recordkeeping has hampered the US response to COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on communities of color.  

In the fight against racism’s damaging effects on health, there is a proven solution: Community Health Workers. “...the thing we need to solve is injustice,” says Shreya Kangovi, executive director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers. “We can’t always just have…

New CDC data reveals an even clearer picture of COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Black and Latino people in the US. And that is regardless of where they are and how old they are.  

Back in the 1980s, Howard University psychology professor Jules Harrell took racism to the lab to see how witnessing acts of racism affects blood pressure and cardiovascular events. He found that Black people may even carry the stress of racism in their sleep, NBC reports.  

The Chinese government has sustained a draconian forced birth control campaign aimed at limiting Muslim minority populations—such as Uighurs—while encouraging members of the Han majority to have larger families, an AP investigation found.   Over the past 4 years, the…

Contact tracing is considered a linchpin in the fight against COVID-19. To work, it requires a level of trust between communities and authorities that doesn’t exist in the face of systemic racism against Black Americans.   Aggressive police crackdowns against anti-racism…

A racist game played by ER staff in British Columbia—guessing the blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients—is alarming but not surprising, CBC reports.  

The global uprising in response to the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a fresh look at discriminatory law enforcement across the globe. A new report from Amnesty International details how that has extended to COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe.  

After at least 13 protest participants tested positive for coronavirus, activists in South Carolina are urging demonstrators to get tested before taking to the streets—and some events have been canceled or moved online while organizers evaluate safety measures, The…

The senseless killings of George Floyd and so many others have sparked not only outrage in me but bitter memories. George Floyd’s death wasn’t just the evil action of 4 police officers, but the projection of a society without values. Watching the video of his final moments…