Racial Disparities Archives

‘Black Wall Street’: Trump’s plan for rally in Tulsa calls attention to 1921 race massacre

June 18, 2020

President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally Friday, June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of the worst racial attack in U.S. history, by many accounts. After days of controversy over that choice, he changed the date. The history of the massacre in the area, which was known as “Black Wall Street,”… [Read More]

COVID-19 disproportionately affects African American communities

April 23, 2020

By: Eric S. Quivers M.D. Care Wisconsin’s Senior Medical Director in Dane County Across the nation, African American communities have experienced a far worse infection rate and rate of death from COVID-19 infections. For instance, African Americans account for 28 percent of the population in Milwaukee County but 71 percent of the deaths. There are… [Read More]

Why are there disparities in breast cancer among Black women?

March 29, 2018

Unfortunately, we see significant disparities in breast cancer between African American women and white American women. Breast cancer death rates are approximately 40 percent higher in the African American community compared to the White community. Some of this is related to socioeconomic disadvantages that are more prevalent among African Americans, such as higher poverty rates… [Read More]