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The Public Health industry’s mission creep has finally led it to medicalise racism – it was only ever a matter of time

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“What we know is this: racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans,” declared Walensky.

To show its determination to treat racism as a public health problem, the CDC has launched a new web portal, Racism and Health.

Once upon a time racial oppression was correctly understood through language of political, social and economic domination. However, in recent times racism has become medicalised to the point that people dominated by its effects are far more likely to be seen as patients in need of medical intervention than victims of political injustice.

“Racism isn’t just unfair. It’s making us ill,” complains a columnist in The Guardian. Pointing to the treatment of Aboriginal Australians, public health experts argue that “experiencing racist treatment should be recognised as a social determinant of health.”

According to an important study by Eva Moskowitz the shift from framing racism as a........

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