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Over the past several months, several states and municipalities have declared racism a public health crisis . While it remains to be seen if these statements — which highlight the coronavirus, police brutality, environmental health risks, and more — amount in funding and more than soothing rhetoric, racism is a blistering and very real paradigm that oozes into every aspect of American life. It's role in public health has long been evident and was outlined in the 1985 Heckler Report , which found striking inequalities in infant mortality, cancer, strokes, and other health outcomes.

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