Race: A Starting Place

Please read the article by Brooke Cunningham, in which she articulates the deep historical roots of race/ethnic disparities in both US society at large and within medicine in particular. While she focuses largely on the US context, it is important to recognize that these same sorts of race/ethnic disparities, with their roots in race essentialism, are pervasive around the world. As you read, think about how our underlying epistemic orientation toward race/ethnicity might exacerbate inequalities in health.