A specious classification of human beings created by White Europeans that assigns human worth and social status using “White” as the model of humanity and the height of human achievement for the purpose of establishing and maintaining privilege and power.
Having legitimate access to systems sanctioned by the authority of the state.
Race prejudice plus power.
The roots of racism in health and health care reach back as far as racism itself, to the founding of our medical and political systems. The cumulative effects of this history impact individuals, communities, and institutions today. Racism in medicine is a program designed to contextualize the racial health disparities that exist in the United States. We refute the white supremacist views that health disparities are passive outcomes that result from biological differences between different 'racial' groups. Instead, we acknowledge structural racism and racism in medicine as the violent forces producing health disparities in the United States.