Sickened by Systems
- Race & Ethnicity
- Criminal Justice
- Public Health
Americans of color consistently have worse health outcomes than their white peers. So what’s behind this trend? First, Professor Margaret Hicken lays out how black Americans must often prepare themselves to face racism and what effects this has on their bodies. Next, Professor Abigail Sewell lays out how police use of force can impact not only the health of individuals, but of entire communities.
Read The Michigan Daily’s article on Hicken’s research
Check out Hicken’s 2-page brief, Measuring the Social Impact of Mass Imprisonment on America's Black and White Families and Communities
Find Sewell’s website and blog
Visit the website for Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, which organized the Deep Wounds conference.