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Police shootings of young Black men in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere have sparked a national conversation about race and justice. These shootings and this conversation remind us that racial bias, violence, job inequalities, and housing segregation all contribute to the health and health care disparities that have long plagued African American communities. This talk explored these inequities and these inequalities, and the role that health law – particularly the Affordable Care Act – and grassroots advocacy can play in addressing racial bias in order to reduce health disparities and promote health justice.
The Deinard Memorial Lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences; Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology; and Center for Bioethics.