Give Examples of “Everyday” Racism (Being Treated Differently / Unfairly) and Describe How These Might Affect Health in Different Ways
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Residential segregation is a form of structural discrimination in the housing market. Residential segregation is a major cause of differences in health status between African American and white people because it can determine the social and economic resources for not only individuals and families, but also for communities. Residential segregation also affects disparities in access to quality education. Most school districts generate their income locally through property taxes, so residential segregation by income translates into very different possibilities for funding across school districts. Children who enroll in low-quality schools with limited health resources, increased safety concerns, and low teacher support are more likely to have poorer physical and mental health.
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