People of Color
Long-standing systemic inequalities including racism and inadequate access to care have led to unconscionable health disparities during the pandemic.
Statement from M. Isabelle Chaudry, Esq., Senior Policy Manager, National Women’s Health Network: House Ways and Means Committee
According to the CDC, the disproportionate burden of coronavirus felt by communities of color can be attributed to numerous structural factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: working conditions for essential workers, a lack of paid sick leave, and uninsurance. About a quarter of the Latinx and Black populations in the United States are employed in the service industry, compared to 16% of the White population.
Skin lightening — also called skin whitening or skin bleaching — is the practice of using cosmetics to either reduce the appearance of age spots and/or discoloration or to change one’s natural complexion. Skin lightening cosmetics include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills that contain compounds designed to inhibit melanin production and thereby lighten skin.
Throughout my life, there has been an expectation of perfection. Grades, tests, careers, relationships; everyone expected it all to meet a certain standard. I had fallen victim to the model minority myth.
Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act 907 Public Meeting: Progress on Enhancing the Collection, Analysis, and Availability of Demographic Subgroup Data
Communities of color continue to face substantial cultural, social, and economic barriers to obtaining quality health care and achieving equitable health outcomes. Many of these racial and ethnic health disparities disproportionately impact women.