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Why Discrimination Is a Health Issue

Learn what discrimination means for health, the physiological response to stress, and why a good education or high-paying job does not necessarily protect an individual from harmful outcomes. African-Americans live sicker and die sooner than whites in America. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and middle-aged black males and females have death rates that are about twice as high as their white counterparts. For more information click here.