04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial residential segregation: a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health

Racial residential segregation: a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health

Racial residential segregation is a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health. The physical separation of the races by enforced residence in certain areas is an institutional mechanism of racism that was designed to protect whites from social interaction with blacks. Despite the absence of supportive legal statutes, the degree of residential segregation remains extremely […]

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