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White Horse, White Faces: The Decriminalization of Heroin Addiction

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. is in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis. According to the CDC, the rate of opioid (prescription and heroin) overdose deaths … Continue reading

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Racism and the Public’s Health: Whose Lives Matter?

Unlawful police killings, exemption, and health inequities are not new phenomena, nor is the related struggle to counter them. Public outrage and the cries for social justice demand that we move beyond antiseptic bromides about “diversity,” “cultural competency,” and the inane claim that we live in a “post-racial” society. Such a move requires accountability, open discussion, and candid self-assessment, of individuals and of our institutions, about the complex realities of racial injustice and the resulting historical trauma. Continue reading

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