Research review highlights health and social impact of racism, discrimination and poverty
A new research review by Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio describes and proposes recommendations to address key mechanisms by which people discriminate against people of color and/or justify people being in poverty.
“To achieve a cohesive culture focused on health equity ─ where everyone works individually and as a group to ensure each person has a fair and just opportunity for health and wealth ─ we must help people understand and overcome the mechanisms by which they excuse discrimination and make justifications for poverty,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, lead author of the new research review and director of Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research.