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  • Writer's pictureOlu Daramola

Statistics study - Race in American health

May 24 2022 - In March 1966, at a press conference prior to the Second Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated that “of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.” While hospitals and health care associations have announced sweeping anti-racism campaigns, we think it is crucial we baseline the demographics in the United States.

In 2020, 329.4 million was the population for the United States.

In 2020, top 3 for the United States were:

  • White accounted for 59.7% of the population.

  • Latina or Hispanic accounted for 18.6% of the population.

  • Black accounted for 12.6% of the population.

In 2020, top 3 for the United States were:

  • 197M White Americans of the population.

  • 61M Latina or Hispanic Americans.

  • 42M Black Americans

Organizations need to see that everyone despite racial/ethnic demographic should have equal social experiences on health. We are tired of reading in 2022 of sweeping anti-racism campaigns. U.S physicians should not have an implicit bias favoring White Americans over Latina or Hispanic Americans or Asian Americans or Black Americans or Multiracial Americans or Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Americans or American Indian/Alaska Native group. Please help us improve for future generations so that people are not dying because of how they look, that is messed up and just unjust.


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