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Hidden Barriers: How the demographics of clinical trials can hurt people of color

How the demographics of clinical trials can hurt people of color

Medical research in the U.S. has a dark history, particularly when it comes to the Black community. This has led many in communities of color to distrust the institution of medicine. Across the nation, 60% of Americans as a whole said they will get a COVID-19 vaccine. But, among Black people, that number drops to 42%, compared with 83% of Asians, 63% of Latinx, and 61% of white adults, according to the Pew Research Center. Crosscut investigates what that means for research and treatment, and why representation matters when it comes to clinical studies.

How the South Won the Civil War with Dr. Heather Cox Richardson

While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in her new book, How the South Won the Civil War, that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system, which had sustained the defeated South, continued, and inequality and subordination was woven into the nation's fabric and identity.