How We Ought to Talk about Racial Disparities

America’s dominant cultural lens and narrative center on white persons and portray the country’s past primarily as a tale of social innovation and progress.

Within this narrative, contemporary problems like poverty and crime are individual and communal failings. By extension, racial disparities shows poor options or behavioral patterns, not historical and continued discrimination.

This narrative minimizes or removes the impact of human trafficking and bondage and the following terrorizing and humiliation of Black people through assault, the Black Codes, and Jim Crow. This implicitly perpetuates the belief that white people are doing better as they are inherently better or are operating harder, laying the bedrock for white supremacy.

Reference

How We Ought to Talk about Racial Disparities https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/how-we-should-talk-about-racial-disparities

Healthy Mendocino:: Resource Library: Health Equity and .http://www.healthymendocino.org/resource library/index/view?id=204973681343966914

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