Racism: A Huge Waste of Time

Time may be a social determinant of health that is influenced by racism across the life course. Unfortunately, time as a social resource is often not considered in most studies of health disparities. Dr. Gilbert Gee, Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, joins us to examine racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from racial and ethnic minorities. By more deeply considering time, researchers such as Gee are advancing our understanding of racial inequities in health. Join us for this candid, thought-provoking take on history and race that may make you reconsider your understanding of time and health equity.


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