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The place do our prejudices come from? Why are a few humans extra biased than others? Is it attainable for people, and society as an entire, to really defeat prejudice? In those pages, major scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and so on supply solutions, drawing from new medical discoveries that make clear why and the way our brains shape prejudices, how racism hurts our overall healthiness, steps we will take to mitigate prejudiced instincts, and what a post-prejudice society could really glance like.
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When you are exposed day after day to poor living conditions, violence, and environmental injustice, you start to feel like you are not important and that your voice is not being heard.
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The infant mortality rate in Bayview is the highest in all of California. But the poor health of Bayview’s residents can’t just be attributed to violence, poor air quality, lack of adequate medical care, and other physical hazards. They face another danger, one that’s harder to quantify but perhaps no less harmful to their health: a chronic sense of powerlessness. According to Nadine Burke, the medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center, to live in Bayview is to feel that you’re not in control of your destiny, that your neighborhood is socially and economically weaker than surrounding communities.