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Racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and the determination of health

Devakumar, Delan; Selvarajah, Sujitha; Abubakar, Ibrahim; Kim, Seung-Sup; McKee, Martin; Sabharwal, Nidhi S; Saini, Angela; ... Achiume, E Tendayi; + view all (2022) Racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and the determination of health. The Lancet , 400 (10368) pp. 2097-2108. 10.1016/s0140-6736(22)01972-9. Green open access

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Abstract

This Series shows how racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and the structures that support them are detrimental to health. In this first Series paper, we describe the conceptual model used throughout the Series and the underlying principles and definitions. We explore concepts of epistemic injustice, biological experimentation, and misconceptions about race using a historical lens. We focus on the core structural factors of separation and hierarchical power that permeate society and result in the negative health consequences we see. We are at a crucial moment in history, as populist leaders pushing the politics of hate have become more powerful in several countries. These leaders exploit racism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination to divide and control populations, with immediate and long-term consequences for both individual and population health. The COVID-19 pandemic and transnational racial justice movements have brought renewed attention to persisting structural racial injustice.

Type: Article
Title: Racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and the determination of health
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(22)01972-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01972-9
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10162802
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