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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

RACISM MEETS CRITERIA FOR THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Force CDC/NIH to admit that racism is the true public health target impacting outcomes for ALL Americans. Cure the infection and not just the fever.

Why is this important?

From gun violence to universal healthcare, no field of endeavor or conflict in this country is untouched by the legacy of racism manifest by our American destiny. Despite scholarly and established work to the contrary, CDC cries "No evidence-based best practices to address it" as an excuse not to do their job, so the people must demand it. I have seen the stress of loss of privilege, the minute daily drips of intangible "microaggressions" and the gaping wounds of bullets; I took an oath and DO NO HARM is not enough. We're also on Twitter and would ask folks to tweet Trevor Noah and other prominent folks who "have the mic"! @Right2healthNow

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Reasons for signing

  • Racial bias in healthcare has real consequences. For example, many doctors still falsely believe that black Americans are less sensitive to pain, which results in them receiving less (if any) pain medications than white Americans with similar conditions.
  • I signed this petition because I see racism as an adverse experience that many continue to suffer since childhood. I believe it is a trauma and has devastating effects on the mental, spiritual and physical health of Americans whom experience it. If we think about the ramifications of the ACE study; racism could have a direct correlation with the health disparities in the African American Community.
  • It is long over due to address this

Updates

2020-06-23 19:13:42 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

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