On June 19th, 1865, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas gathered at the Ashton Villa to learn their fate. Union General Gordon and over 2,000 federal troops had just occupied the territory, and there were rumors surging that the Civil War was over.
Racist treatment of Black, Indigenous and other people of color inside the health care system won’t come to an end until the system itself changes.
Cosmetic manufacturers have a legal responsibility for the safety and labeling of their products, but many cosmetic products marketed and sold in the U.S contain toxic chemicals. These unsafe, unregulated products pose unique risks to Black women.
Why is getting covered through Medicaid so much harder than Medicare? There are lots of superficial answers but, at heart, the answer is “racism.”