Minnesota Demography & Aging Seminar: Creating and Using Measures of Structural Racism
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Philando Castile. Michael Brown. COVID mortality rates of 108.4 per 100,000 for Blacks vs. 54.4 per 100,000 for Whites (APM Research Lab, 2020-10-15). Pregnancy-related mortality rates of 43.5 per 100,000 for Black women vs. 12.7 per 100,000 for non-Hispanic White women (Melillo 2020). Black men and women are 2.5 and 1.4 times, respectively, more likely than White men and women to be killed by police over the life course (Edwards et al. 2019). These shocking disparities highlight the racism that pervades the systems that structure our world. Scientists from multiple disciplines are currently working to develop meaningful and useful measures of structural racism that may shed light on these disparities. Our panel discussion will review these ongoing efforts and highlight areas that require additional study and data.
November 30, 2020 | 12:15 – 1:15 PM CT
Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
David Van Riper, ISRDI, University of Minnesota
Rachel Hardeman, Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota
Details and links: https://pop.umn.edu/events/seminar-series