The bar to publish on racial health inequities is too low. So and I set a new bar in . Rule 1. NEVER reify biological race (it is not a thing) Rule 2. Examine racism as a cause of health inequities
Despite the wealth of scholarship outlining racismโ€™s effects, preeminent scholars + the journals that publish them routinely fail to interrogate #racism as a critical driver of #healthinequities, says , , ,
This post in the Health Affairs blogs gives us an idea just how much we should trust public health researchers. Basically, itโ€™s telling scientists and science journals to publish bad science.
1/ How can academia combat #racism? A great article on how Researchers, Journals, and Reviewers can rethink how they approach #healthequity research. H/T Some quick take-home points here:
I love this piece in by , , , | On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities - 1/
Dr. Deville is introducing by highlighting his phenomenal body of work on race and racism. As stated in , cite the experts, especially scholars of color. Here he is.
POC have different outcomes because weโ€™re โ€œof color,โ€ not because of the color, and the reductionist mindset that is the latter has no place in healthcare scholarship. with this must-read for academics in medicine and public health ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
"Any mistrust Black patients may harbor...is a result of their never-ending mistreatment, not the cause of it. Suggestions otherwise essentially posit that trust, not racism, is the primary barrier between Black patients...and positive health outcomes."
Bixby member , , & offer new rigorous standards for publishing on racial health inequities for researchers, journals and peer reviewers
Important article on why racism needs to be more explicitly connected to racial health disparities in academic articles
"At this point, if Black patients harbor mistrust of US healthcare, [w/] inequitable access to every conceivable service save amputation, it exposes their valid assessment of the system performance to date, not the root of their poor outcomes."
Yikes!! Make sure our medical journal editors are Critical Race Theorists? That's bad. This is *exactly* the process I described for how Critical Theory infects and takes over disciplines, and it's entering the latest stages in medical research.
We're getting pretty close to calling scientists racist if they leave the door even open to *any* explanation for social disparities that isn't pervasive racism.
"Racism kills. Yet, preeminent scholars and the journals that publish them routinely fail to interrogate racism as a critical driver of racial health inequities. As a consequence, the bar to publish on racial health inequities has become exceedingly low."
Racism versus race in public health
On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities via et al
Important read: On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities | Health Affairs
Apologies, the piece that Dr. Goosby was referring to was this one
"Incessant racial health inequities across nearly every major health index reveal less about what patients have failed to feel and more about what systems have failed to do ... Patient trust will never solve racial health inequities."
A final *must* read by , , Weeks, & . Key points (amid many) never offer genetic interpretations of race & name racism (12/13)
On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities #publishing #racism #sciencetwitter
And it is imperative that our research reflect this careful work. Imperative work here by , , Weeks, & . Send. this. to. all. the editors. 7/
On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities - via #research
A new standard for publishing on racial health inequities... #Racism #RacismKills #HealthInequities #SciencePublishing #Research
Interesting. Especially appreciate the argument that common "mistrust" narrative skirts problems of racism. That's a framing narrative I have used. Will do better.
Read the entire piece! The end is particularly important because it lays the groundwork for what researchers, journals, and reviewers can do! #medtwitter