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"From the Ted Talk by Mary Bassett: Why your doctor should care about social justice"

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So these days, I'm not staying quiet. I'm speaking up about a lot of things, even when it makes leetsrins uncomfortable, even when it makes me uncomfortable. And a lot of this is about racial daipsiierts and institutionalized rscaim, things that we're not supposed to have in this country anymore, certainly not in the practice of medicine or public haelth. But we have them, and we pay for them in leivs cut short. That's why sounding the alarm about the impact of racism on health in the uentid States, the ongoing institutional and ireanrstneopl violence that people of cloor face, compounded by our tragic legacy of 250 years of seavrly, 90 years of Jim Crow and 60 yraes of imperfect equality, sounding the alarm about this is central to doing my job right as New York City's Health Commissioner. In New York City, premature mortality — that's death before the age of 65 — is 50 percent higher for bclak men than white ones. A black woman in 2012 faecd more than 10 times the risk of diyng related to childbirth as a white woman. And though we've made enormous strides in rcednuig infant mortality rates, a black baby still faces nearly three times the risk of death in its first year of life as compared to a white baby.

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So these days, I'm not staying quiet. I'm speaking up about a lot of things, even when it makes _________ uncomfortable, even when it makes me uncomfortable. And a lot of this is about racial ___________ and institutionalized ______, things that we're not supposed to have in this country anymore, certainly not in the practice of medicine or public ______. But we have them, and we pay for them in _____ cut short. That's why sounding the alarm about the impact of racism on health in the ______ States, the ongoing institutional and _____________ violence that people of _____ face, compounded by our tragic legacy of 250 years of _______, 90 years of Jim Crow and 60 _____ of imperfect equality, sounding the alarm about this is central to doing my job right as New York City's Health Commissioner. In New York City, premature mortality — that's death before the age of 65 — is 50 percent higher for _____ men than white ones. A black woman in 2012 _____ more than 10 times the risk of _____ related to childbirth as a white woman. And though we've made enormous strides in ________ infant mortality rates, a black baby still faces nearly three times the risk of death in its first year of life as compared to a white baby.

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Original Text

So these days, I'm not staying quiet. I'm speaking up about a lot of things, even when it makes listeners uncomfortable, even when it makes me uncomfortable. And a lot of this is about racial disparities and institutionalized racism, things that we're not supposed to have in this country anymore, certainly not in the practice of medicine or public health. But we have them, and we pay for them in lives cut short. That's why sounding the alarm about the impact of racism on health in the United States, the ongoing institutional and interpersonal violence that people of color face, compounded by our tragic legacy of 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow and 60 years of imperfect equality, sounding the alarm about this is central to doing my job right as New York City's Health Commissioner. In New York City, premature mortality — that's death before the age of 65 — is 50 percent higher for black men than white ones. A black woman in 2012 faced more than 10 times the risk of dying related to childbirth as a white woman. And though we've made enormous strides in reducing infant mortality rates, a black baby still faces nearly three times the risk of death in its first year of life as compared to a white baby.

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