Black cancer matters
March 18, 2018 2:07 PM   Subscribe

In addition, he cites the insight of his friend Dr. Samuel Broder, a former director of the National Cancer Institute: “Poverty is a carcinogen.”

Racism, also, it seems. There are a lot of problems in this world that should be approached via public health, but we send police.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:24 PM on March 18, 2018 [5 favorites]

Oh, also, Capitalism is also part of the problem. Surprise!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:12 PM on March 18, 2018 [1 favorite]

DAMN but it makes me mad that the course of your life -- work, education, even how the doctor treats you -- is decided by circumstances set at your birth.

Skin color, town where you live, parents' education -- none of these are things that a young adult can change, much less a newborn, and they dictate so much of your future, because in America who you actually are iside is outweighed by the perception of What You Are to some select few people & powers.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:46 AM on March 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

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