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256859 From colonial exploitation, racism, and apartheid to contemporary economic, health, and human rights disparities among racial and ethnic minorities
Monday, October 29, 2012 : 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
The legacies of Western colonial exploitation, slavery, and apartheid have led to contemporary racism; exploitation in research (the Tuskegee and Guatemalan syphilis experiments); segregated communities; employment discrimination; unfairness in the criminal justice (including in the application of capital punishment); educational apartheid; environmental racism; and economic and health care disparities in the United States. Worldwide, racial and cultural inequalities contribute to poverty, famine, war, corporate exploitation, the developing world debt crisis, and inadequate (and unfairly distributed) foreign aid. These phenomena are exacerbated by U.S. non-cooperation and isolationism, manifested by failure to sign or approve multiple treaties relevant to human rights.
This talk will provide an overview of economic, health, and human rights disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, and provide solutions for improving the lives of those who continue to suffer the legacies of exploitation and racism.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Keywords: Minority Health, Health Disparities
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have published and frequently lecture locally and nationally on topics related to public health, social justice, and health care disparities.
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.
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