Racism is a Public Health Crisis

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers reveals a long time truth that our society has tried to hide: racism is a public health crisis. Racism can occur on an individual level or a systematic level, and can be intentional or unintentional. It has continued to plague our country long after the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and has produced a wealth of symptoms we have not yet addressed. We need health equity and we need it from our law enfo