Challenging the Perception that Black People Feel Less Pain

Niara Savage
Jun 3, 2019 - 5:00
Challenging the Perception that Black People Feel Less Pain

Misconceptions about race and pain stemming from slavery and Jim Crow-era fallacies threaten the health and welfare of Black Americans. Historical incidents of race-based fallacies relating to health resulted in brutal and inhumane experimentation, and yet today’s physicians still cling to these myths. A 2016 study by the University of Virginia demonstrated that over 100 out of 222 white medical students believed...

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