Proven links between discrimination and poor health


In an interview with Colorlines, David Williams describes three scientific measurements he has developed in linking discrimination and its negative impacts on health.  The three questionnaires focus on 1) major experiences of discrimination 2) everyday discrimination 3) heightened vigilance in social settings.

“We now have research studies that link discrimination to objectively measured physiological symptoms. We now know that discrimination is linked to higher blood pressure, to high levels of inflammation, to low infant birth weight.”
-David Williams

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