“We need to address the underlying preventable factors that cause more Black Americans to die of heart attacks and strokes and suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes complications than white Americans instead of focusing on non-existent biological differences. I would like to see the scientific disciplines unite to call out the mislabeling of race as a biological category and stop using race in place of structural racism, toxic stress caused by discrimination, and systemic inequities in social determinants of health.
Instead of emphasizing our biological differences, the research community needs to focus on the real problems Black Americans continue to face that increase their risk of illness and death.”
Carmen Presti is a nurse practitioner.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Remove race from clinical guidelines.”
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