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The Race Problem in Breast Cancer Screening
Here’s a curious fact: Black American women are 37 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to a 2015 report by the American Cancer Society, yet they receive early-stage diagnoses much less frequently. Why might that be? Biology’s role isn’t clear. The breast cancer death-rate in the U.S. is on the […]
Can Training Help People Un-learn a Lifetime of Racial Bias?
In the 1990s, the block I lived on in New York City was chaotic and seedy. From my window, I’d witnessed many drug deals, one stabbing, and the aftermath of one shooting. The mayhem escalated dramatically on the Fourth of July, when it was a good idea to stay somewhere else for the night. But […]