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Race and Wellness

Racism is a public health threat that has traumatic effects on the physical, emotional, and mental health of individuals, families, and communities. An equitable future is one where people of all races can not only live but live well. 

Image Credit: Associated Press, Photographer: Bebeto Matthews

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Race and Wealth

The racial wealth gap has knowable historical foundations. Rooted in almost 400 years of slavery, dispossession, and ongoing prejudice, the reality of economic inequality is reflected in our everyday lives, from inheritances to housing to debates about reparations. 

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Race and Place

Historical and contemporary injustices have disproportionately exposed communities of color to deep-seated hazards like environmental toxicity, displacement, and violence. Everyone deserves access to safe, healthy living spaces.

Image Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jamel Shabazz

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Race, Policy, and Ethics

Whether as laws, principles, or cultural practices, policies guide collective action and influence social norms. Anti-racist policies enact purposeful and ethical actions that promote racial equity and justice for all.

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Race Beyond the U.S.

Racial terminologies may change in different national contexts, but racism exists globally. The concurrent and intertwined pandemics of COVID-19 and racism demand that we, as an international community, learn how to move forward together. 

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Race, Arts, and Aesthetics

Race is more than individual identification. Our understandings of race and belonging are publicly constructed and reinforced. Popular culture and shared public spaces can expose the tensions between what we see and who is represented.