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How Prejudice Can Harm Your Health (by Dhruv Khullar, NYTimes)

“We tend to think of discrimination as a moral or legal issue, and perhaps, in the case of immigration, an economic one. But it’s also a medical issue with important public health consequences. A growing body of evidence suggests that racial and sexual discrimination is toxic to the cells, organs and minds of those who experience it.

Research suggests that discrimination is internalized over a lifetime, and linked to a variety of poor health markers and outcomes…” 

Complete Report: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/upshot/how-prejudice-can-harm-your-health.html

Related research:  Everyday discrimination, lifetime discrimination, burden of discrimination, and stress from discrimination were examined among 4939 participants aged 35 to 84 years (women = 3123; men = 1816). We estimated prevalence ratios of hypertension by discrimination, and adjusted for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and risk factors.

Link:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3477918/ (Perceived Discrimination and Hypertension Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study–Published in American Journal of Public Health, 2012 May; 102(Suppl 2): S258–S265.)

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Additional read: Is it possible to cure prejudice and racism? (https://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/is-it-possible-to-cure-prejudice-and-racism)

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1 Comment

  1. Keval J. Kumar says:

    Thanks, Rahul, for sharing this ‘medical’ report from NYT.

    Sincerely
    Keval J. Kumar, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Professor, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

    Mobile: +91-9822829085. Phone (Home): +91-20-25651018.
    Email: kevalkumar@hotmail.com

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