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Racist Healthcare: Untold Stories of the Hidden Women

Jasmine Scott
Jasmine Scott
Faculty Advisor(s)

Currently, in America, it is undeniable that racial disparities fuel the healthcare system. Black Americans, more specifically Black American women, are at multiple disadvantages when it comes to receiving healthcare. While other social determinants of health such as income, education, and unemployment contribute to women’s health disparities, research shows that race is the key determining factor on whether or not a woman will receive adequate healthcare. This presentation will examine how racial disparities in maternal health negatively and too many times fatally affect Black women. 


Jasmine Scott is a Sociology major with a concentration in Criminal Studies. She is studying Sociology, because she aspires to work with the United Nations and find ways to improve human rights. She is involved in many organizations on campus and is the President of the Black Student Union (BSU), President of ONUA (on-u-wa), a Resident Assistant, and an Admissions Ambassador.