Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

 poverty  mental-health  blacklivesmatter  aging  stress  health-disparities  disease  biomarkers  healthcare  quick-reads  research-brief  racism  living-longer-2020  african-americans  age  adolescents  health-behaviors  human-body  resiliency  racial-discrimination  american-academy-of-pediatrics  black-americans  black-health-disparities

Homes are flooding outside FEMA's 100-year flood zones, and racial inequality is showing through

New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.

Kevin T. Smiley, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Louisiana State University • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely than whites to get treatment

For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.

Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~6 min

 poverty  mental-health  depression  suicide  stress  african-americans  black-youth

Coronavirus: why lockdown may cost young lives over time

We must put in measures to protect the young as well as the old.

Adam Cox, Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

 poverty  economy  baby-boomers  millennials  death-rates  generation-z

Coronavirus threat reveals the flaws in India's health system

The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.

Yves-Marie Rault Chodankar, Chercheur associé au Centre d'études en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatiques, Université de Paris • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~7 min

 infectious-diseases  public-health  poverty  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  india  narendra-modi  southeast-asia  populism  the-conversation-france  epidemics

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.

Gregory Porumbescu, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University Newark • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~3 min

 poverty  covid-19  coronavirus  inequality  internet  pandemic  social-distancing  telecommuting  social-distancing-and-coronavirus  broadband  online-education  digital-divide  socioeconomics  fcc

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