Why do people need self-esteem
Monday, September 15, 2003
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Persistent racial disparities in health represent a significant social and moral dilemma, as well as a serious public health concern. Racism is a fundamental cause of disease, and is physically embodied through social and psychobiological mechanisms. A social toxin, racism can be experienced environmentally at the area-level, as well as interpersonally through inter-personal experiences of racism, which impact biological processes underlying multiple disease pathways including via accelerated aging at the cellular level.