International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

March 21st is acknowledged and celebrated worldwide as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It aims to encourage society to disown and disregard racial discrimination. The UN resolution (A/RES/2142 (XXI)) that was adopted on 26 October 1966, declares that any kind of racial discrimination is condemnable and the global community is determined to eliminate racial discrimination from its roots wherever it exists in the world. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960.

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Not Just Bad Kids, The Adversity and Disruptive Behavior Link 2022, Pages 569-594

This chapter advances SDGs 3, 4, and 10 by exploring topics with emphasis on the benefits and challenges of talking with youth about race and identity, strategies for coping, and ways that we can help promote racial healing in ourselves and our communities.
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Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science (Second Edition), 2017, Pages 1135-1175

This chapter advances SDGs 3, 10, and 16 by focusing particularly on the evolutionary/cognitive explanations of racial categorization.
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Albinism in Africa, Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects, 2018, Pages 257-270

This chapter advances SDGs 10, 11, and 16 by identifying key challenges facing people with albinism and tested strategies for confronting these.
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Journal of Physiotherapy, Volume 67, April 2021

If we can’t see race and ethnicity in research, how will we see racial inequality?
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Trends in Cancer, Volume , 2021

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) recently established Polyethnic-1000 (P-1000), a multi-institutional collaboration to study hereditary factors affecting several types of cancer.
Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 2, October 2021
Background: Many states in the United States (US) have introduced barriers to impede voting among individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This may reduce representation thereby decreasing access to lifesaving goods, such as health insurance. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from 242,727 adults in the 50 states and District of Columbia participating in the US 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). To quantify access to voting, the Cost of Voting Index (COVI), a global measure of barriers to voting within a state during a US election was used.
Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 6, February 2022
Background: Among patients with type 2 diabetes, minority racial/ethnic groups have a higher burden of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and hypoglycaemia. These groups may especially benefit from newer diabetes medication classes, but high cost may limit access. We examined the association of race/ethnicity with the initiation of newer diabetes medications (GLP-1 receptor agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT-2 inhibitors).
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The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 5, 2022, 100092

As both COVID-19 and climate change crises converged and even contributed to each other, a much older crisis reemerged: structural racism and the policy stagnation that refuses to address it. 
Elsevier, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 79, February 2022
Background: In response to a national call for re-evaluation of the use of race in clinical algorithms, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) established a Task Force to reassess inclusion of race in the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the United States and its implications for diagnosis and management of patients with, or at risk for, kidney diseases.

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