Anti-African American, anti-women bias in health care

This video is called Bone Marrow Transplant-Mayo Clinic.

From the Medical College of Wisconsin in the USA:

African-Americans and women are less likely to undergo bone marrow transplantation

African-Americans and women are less likely than Caucasians and men to undergo bone marrow transplantation to treat cancers of the blood. That is the conclusion of a new analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s results indicate that additional research is needed to determine why disparities exist in access to bone marrow transplantation and also that the medical community should work to eliminate these inequities.

See also here.

Per­va­sive myths about black peo­ple be­ing tougher than whites may be one rea­son why doc­tors tend to of­fer less pain re­lief to blacks, a study sug­gests. Some whites—even med­ic­ally trained peo­ple—wrongly be­lieve blacks have thicker skin or less sen­si­tive nerve end­ings, for in­stance, the Un­ivers­ity of Vir­gin­ia study found: here.

USA: Is Rand Paul a racist? Here.

Trial Begins For Ex-Chicago Police Accused of Torturing More Than 100 African-American Men: here.

The US-based Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCC) called for a boycott of American goods throughout China on May 29, 1910. The CCC’s League of Justice issued the appeal to protest the creation of a detention center for Chinese immigrants on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. Telegrams were sent by the organization to business associations across China requesting that they refuse to purchase US-made goods in an effort to pressure Washington to abandon its discriminatory practices: here.

“A coalition of civil rights groups argued before a federal court in Atlanta today that Georgia’s citizenship voter-verification procedures discriminate against minorities and should be permanently blocked absent federal preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” a press release sent to RAW STORY notes: here.

‘THE PAINFUL TRUTH ABOUT TEETH’ “As the distance between rich and poor grows in the United States, few consequences are so overlooked as the humiliating divide in dental care. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter.” [WaPo]

Australia: A report has provided conclusive evidence that systemic social inequality is producing wide gaps in the health, well-being and life expectancy of people of working age: here.

8 thoughts on “Anti-African American, anti-women bias in health care

  1. The reality of violence against women is sobering: One in three women will be the victim of violence in her lifetime. Girls are at increased risk for abuse, trafficking and rape, especially in conflict zones.

    Please ask your Representatives to support the International Violence Against Women Act (HR 4594, S 2982), a rare bi-partisan bill that would combat violence against women and girls around the world.

    Bob Fertik

    Plan USA

    Dear Activist,
    Girls face violent threats every day – simply because they are girls.

    A new bill would empower the United States to prevent violence against women and girls.

    Tell your representatives to act now and support the act.

    Being born a girl. It sounds simple. But even in 2010, it’s amazing just how dangerous it can be.

    One in three girls will be assaulted in their lifetimes. Girls are at increased risk for abuse, trafficking and violence at school.

    But today, we have a chance to stop the violence: Right now, Congress is considering The International Violence Against Women Act (HR 4594, S 2982), which would define a strategic foreign policy approach to combating and responding to violence against women and girls.

    It’s an amazing chance for girls around the world. But we urgently need your help to get it passed.

    Will you take a moment right now and urge your Congressional leaders to support the International Violence Against Women Act?

    Already, Plan works with girls across the world to prevent gender-based violence by empowering girls to raise awareness of the threats they face and helping survivors rehabilitate and heal.

    But the International Violence Against Women Act will help Plan reach out to girls even more effectively by:

    * Addressing violence against women and girls comprehensively, by supporting health, legal, economic, social, and humanitarian assistance sectors and incorporating violence prevention and response best practices into these programs;
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    By taking just a minute to tell your Congressional leaders to take a stand for women and girls, you can remind them how important it is to move on this issue now.

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    I hope you’ll find a moment to think of these girls, and ask your leaders to think of them. They need it.


    Lisa Ledoux
    Internet Marketing Manager
    Plan USA


  2. Saturday 21st November 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    PEOPLE living in the poorest parts of England can expect 16 more years of bad health than those in the richest, it was revealed yesterday.

    The average difference between those living in the most and least deprived parts of England was 16.7 years for men and 16.8 years for women.

    Women on average live in good health to the age of 65 while men can expect to be hale and hearty until 64 according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    But there is wide variation depending on where people live, even if the different socio-economic groups are in the same council area.

    In Middlesbrough healthy life expectancy overall is low for both men (58.6 years) and women (60.1), but it also has high levels of inequality between the richest and poorest areas of town — a 21-year gap between rich and poor men and 20 for women.


  3. Money can’t buy you love, but it looks like it can buy you life. According to a recently released MIT study, there’s a huge mortality gap between the rich and poor:

    “More precisely, the study shows that in the U.S., the richest 1 percent of men lives 14.6 years longer on average than the poorest 1 percent of men, while among women in those wealth percentiles, the difference is 10.1 years on average.”

    I’ve said before that the GOP Healthcare Plan was: “Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.” Now we know the extended version of this GOP plan – “Don’t get poor, and if you do get poor, die a decade more quickly.”

    Why is it that in the wealthiest nation on earth, we have such a YUUUUUUUGE mortality gap? It’s simple. The DC Establishment has a morality gap just as wide as that mortality gap. Or, to put it more plainly, they just don’t give a damn about you.

    I’m fighting to close this morality gap, and make our nation more equal. Join me in this effort by chipping in $3, or whatever you can afford, to help me fight against inequality, in the Senate >>

    While I’ve been fighting to give seniors a raise, and expand Medicare to cover eyes, ears, and teeth, the Republicans have been fighting to make the rich richer. And the poor? To quote the Donald, “wages are too high.” Now it turns out that our differences in policy are not just differences of opinion — they are the difference between life and death, for millions of Americans.

    Take my word for it: poverty sucks. It’s an awful life. (Like the time, for instance, that I was locked out of my apartment because my rent payment accidentally bounced, and I had to borrow $250 from a friend to get back in. Thank you, David, I haven’t forgotten.)

    But now, we learn, poverty not only sucks; it kills.

    I want to change that.

    Help me bring simple, common decency back to the Senate, and close the horrific gap in mortality rates, by chipping in $3 or whatever you can afford to our campaign now >>

    These policies aren’t just about helping the most vulnerable among us — they’re about lifting up our nation as a whole. When we are all better off individually, we are all better off collectively.

    Ain’t that democracy? Ain’t that America?


    Rep. Alan Grayson


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