Teaching About Race and Health

Janet Golden, a professor in the Department of History at Rutgers-Camden and a medical historian, is contributing to Philly.com’s ongoing series on race and health. The series explores the interconnections between the two in the City of Philadelphia.

In her article “Teaching About Race and Health,” Golden writes, “Economic disparities and racism are the foundation of a significant portion of health disparities. They are linked to factors like living in neighborhoods filled with environmental hazards such illegal lead smelters and in homes with lead-based paint, not to mention the cockroaches that have been linked to asthma.”

To read Golden’s entire column on Philly.com, click here. For more on Philly.com’s series, click here.

Read more about Janet Golden here.

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