Friday, February 18, 2022
The Network for Professional Education at BUSSW offers a free, three-part course developed by BUSSW Professor Dawn Belkin Martinez and colleagues that explores how white supremacist social structures reinforce racial inequality in the United States. Since racial discrimination directly influences personal health, well-being, and quality of life, it is a social determinant of health as recognized by the U.S. Health Department.
Excerpt from “Understanding Structural & Institutional Racism: The Network for Professional Education at BUSSW Offers Free Online Course” originally posted on the BU SSW Website:
“‘The continuing impacts of structural and institutional racism are painful to learn about, talk about, see and experience,’ says Belkin Martinez. ‘Confronting this reality may be a new experience for some, a lived experience for others, and uncomfortable for all, particularly because we each approach it from our own unique life journey and cannot help but bring our pasts into the conversation.’”