Sabrina Strings

Writing in The New York Times, [sociology associate] professor Sabrina Strings, [UCI Chancellor’s Fellow], said the ongoing legacies of white supremacy are the root of contemporary health disparities between people of color and white people. She wrote, “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.”

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