© 2023 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Clay Banks

Can your race be bad for your health? Some cities and towns in our region say yes! Yes, it is!

The outcry for racial justice following the death of George Floyd has caused municipalities, and even some states around the country, to officially declare racism a public health crisis. Racial disparities in our social and health care systems can compromise Black and Brown people's well-being in our communities.

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted this imbalance.

But what happens next? Today on The Full Story, we speak with healthcare professionals, activists, and lawmakers about why racism is a public health crisis and what to do to change it.

A conversation with guests:

Related Content