The air pollution racial gap: Pa. and N.J. among the worst

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Breathing. It is easy for most of us, but not for the 25 million Americans with asthma. Being black or Hispanic, poor, and young are among... Read more

Why are our kids still dying in car crashes?

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People who work in public health often see the glass as half empty. Troubling health reports remind us where public health strategies have failed... Read more

Civil Rights movement's often-overlooked impact on health care

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, remembered primarily for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream”... Read more

Teaching about race and health

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Today’s piece, the fourth in our ongoing race and health series, is by Janet Golden, a historian of medicine and public health. She writes... Read more

The health of the African and Caribbean immigrant community

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Today we have another important and interesting contribution to our ongoing series on race and health in Philadelphia. Oni Richards-Waritay... Read more

Health disparities in Philadelphia’s Latino community

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We continue our series on race and health in Philadelphia today, joined by Cynthia Figueroa, president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos... Read more

Am I racist?

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According to an online test developed by Harvard psychologists, I have a moderate preference toward white people. I—a liberal white... Read more

Race and health in Philadelphia

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What does your race say about your health – or your health about your race? Quite a bit. In the coming weeks and months, contributors... Read more