Obesity, COVID-19, and Systemic Racism || Radcliffe Institute

The health and wellness of Black individuals as well as areas throughout the country has actually been-- and, throughout the worldwide pandemic, proceeds to be-- considerably impacted by America's background of slavery as well as by recurring systemic fascism. Variations in weight problems and also the varying frameworks that public health officials as well as the public bring to the concern of excessive weight are effective examples of such traditions of slavery in the USA. This program explores how the traditionally rooted and unequal distribution of social supports drive excessive weight; exactly how framing the condition as a private as opposed to social wellness issue impacts policy; as well as how an ongoing absence of study as well as data gas conjecture that may enhance racist stereotypes and protect against significant adjustment. Panelists additionally review exactly how such considerations frame the national reaction to the pandemic, as people of color experience and also die disproportionately from COVID-19. SPEAKERS: Sabrina Strings (5:02), associate teacher of sociology, University of California, Irvine Sara Bleich (13:59), Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor and supervisor of the social scientific researches program, Radcliffe Institute, and also professor of public health policy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Relevant analysis: Sabrina Strings, "It's Not Obesity. It's Slavery." (New York Times, May 25, 2020). This program is presented as component of the presidential campaign on Harvard as well as the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort housed at the Radcliffe Institute. Discover more at https://www.legacyofslavery.radcliffe.harvard.edu. For information about the Radcliffe Institute and its several public programs, see https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadcliffeInstitute. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radcliffe.institute. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/radcliffe-institute. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RadInstitute.

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