Published on: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control declared last week that racism is a serious public health threat in America, it acknowledged something that researchers have found for decades: on nearly every measure of health, African-Americans are more prone to serious disease and premature death.

CBS's 60 Minutes reports on how decades of research show that racism is adversely affecting Black Americans’ health in several different ways (article and interviews available here). Poverty and unequal access to high-quality health care play a role in these disparities, but this is not a matter of genetics.

The Training Division has several materials available that describes the pervasive negative effects of racism on youth development and training programs on Litigating Race and Trauma.