Racial Differences in Addiction and Other Disorders Aren’t Mostly Genetic

SCIENTIFIC AMERICA (01/30) – The assumption that health disparities are caused by race rather than racism permeates many organizations, including the NIH. …In the most recent NIH Biennial Report to Congress, for example, the words “genomic,” “genome,” and “genetic” are used a total of 556 times. In comparison, other words such as “social determinants of health,” “discrimination,” “poverty,” “socioeconomic status,” “racism,” and “sexism” appeared a total of 15 times in the entirety of the report’s 441 pages. Read more

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