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Understanding and Addressing Racial Health Inequalities

In this episode of the “Michigan Minds” podcast, Margaret Hicken of the U-M Institute for Social Research discusses how place, history and the environment factor into racial health inequalities. June 10, 2020. #15-30minutes #InstituteforSocialResearch #Society #podcast ...


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How 'Karen' Went from Popular Baby Name to Stand in for White Entitlement

U-M Linguistics Professor Robin Queen discusses the origin of the term "Karen" and how a fairly common name has become a powerful form of social commentary. June 12, 2020. #5-15minutes #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #Linguistics ...


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Riana Anderson: Surviving the coronavirus while black – Pandemic’s heavy toll on African American mental health

School of Public Health assistant professor Riana Anderson discusses how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected African Americans and how it has added mental health issues. May 20, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #HealthandWellness ...


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Constructive Conversations for Societal Change

U-M leadership along with students, faculty, and staff from across campus came together on Friday, June 5, 2020 for a live discussion on topics including combating racism through daily activities, relationships, and challenging conversations. June 5, 2020. #60+Minutes ...


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‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed’ project adds educational resources

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance looks back at the powerful multimovement work "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" and how recent events have led many to revisit or discover the work for the first time. Educational resources are available at sevenlastwords.org. June 8, 2020. ...


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2020 Uprisings, Unprecedented in Scope, Join a Long River of Struggle in America

Matthew Countryman, Chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, looks at the history of black social movements and finds that what makes the 2020 uprisings unique are the ways they have pulled together multiple currents within the U.S. protest tradition into a mighty river of...


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Help Eradicate the Virus of Racism

College of Engineering's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sara Pozzi states that staff and faculty have an obligation to focus on eradicating racism and invites participation in the EnginTalks event "The Unsilenced Voices of 2020" June 8, 2020. #5-15minutes ...


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Racial Disparities in the Time of COVID-19

Michigan Medicine associate dean for health equity and inclusion David J. Brown discusses the startling and disproportionate death rate among black Americans around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. May 4, 2020. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #Health...


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Minority Patients Benefit From Having Minority Doctors, But That’s a Hard Match to Make

Michigan Medicine family physician Ryan Huerto discusses how minority patients have markedly worse health compare to white patients. He discusses how patients of color seeing doctors of their race or ethnicity is beneficial for their health. March 31, 2020. # #Medicine #web...


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Affordable Care Act Helped Make Health Insurance Access More Equal, but Racial and Ethnic Gaps Remain

U-M Economist Thomas Buchmueller and Survey Research Center Research Professor Helen Levy co-author a study about Medicare and how it has disproportionately helped minorities in the United States. March 3, 2020. #5mins #web-article #InstituteforSocialResearch #Health/Wellness...