Author

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH

New York State Commissioner of Health

@DrMaryTBassett

Articles

The New England Journal of Medicine

How Structural Racism Works — Racist Policies as a Root Cause of U.S. Racial Health Inequities

Introduction The Black Lives Matter movement has put the spotlight on the costly impact of racism on Black lives and led to a growing recognition that racism has a structural basis and is embedded in long-standing social policy. Racism is not ahistorical and neither are U.S. health care and public health institutions and practices. Drs.…

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