Ferguson: A Tale of Health Disparities

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King Jr.

By Elisa Stroh, Tiffany Hope Collier, and Julie Fairman

With the recent grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown,  Ferguson is again in the news. The protests and aftermath of the death of Brown have stimulated heated debates on civil rights, police brutality, and segregation/racism within Ferguson and the nation as a whole. Continue reading

Hospitals in Black and White

Unidentified man confronted by police in Ferguson, Missouri (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer generated a tsunami of media discussion about race relations, policing tactics, free speech, and the justice system. Discussions on and about race in the U.S. are often difficult and fraught with emotion, yet go to the core of who we are as a people.

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