Sabrina Strings, UCI associate professor of sociology writes, “The era of slavery was when white Americans determined that black Americans needed only the bare necessities, not enough to keep them optimally safe and healthy. It set in motion black people’s diminished access to healthy foods, safe working conditions, medical treatment and a host of other social inequities that negatively impact health. This message is particularly important in a moment when African-Americans have experienced the highest rates of severe complications and death from the coronavirus and “obesity” has surfaced as an explanation.”

For the full story, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/opinion/coronavirus-race-obesity.html.

 

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