lwetterhahnover 1 year ago
Hi Camika --
Your article has given me a lot to think about and has left me wondering (if you are reading the comments) how to address racial disparities in health (as opposed to education) outcomes without falling into the same trap. One of the central duties of people working in public health (like me!) is to address health and disease inequalities. Since white people usually have the best outcomes compared to other groups, we are able to advocate for funding and programs that specifically address communities of color because we can point to a clear race-based difference in health outcomes. I am wondering how we can continue to draw attention and resources to race-based inequalities in health without using measures and terms that privilege the white experience as the standard with implicit blame for poorer outcomes going to people of color?