“According to Booker, this idea has been gaining traction around the country”
The left loves this idea because if racism is a public health crisis, lots of avenues of power open up for dealing with the supposed problem.
Campus Reform reports:
Mercer University Diversity Czar claims ‘Racism is a public health crisis’
According to Booker, this idea has been gaining traction around the country, as “local and state leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis or emergency.”
She notes that one of the “major indicators of quality of life” is “race and ethnicity,” in addition to other traditional indicators such as education, neighborhood, and social context.
Booker points to higher rates of food disparity among Hispanics and Black people, as well as the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black women, to justify her claim.
A major cause of these disparities, according to Booker, is the history of redlining, which “has displaced these communities into areas with poorer land quality, less access to healthy foods and voter disenfranchisement.”
As Campus Reform reported earlier this year, race was considered a significant factor in deciding which COVID-19 patients to prioritize in New York State. In this case, “Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino” were favored to receive medication.
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