Black, brown and indigenous people suffer more from environmental injustice in the U.S. They are more likely to live in nature-deprived areas, suffer higher incidences of long-term illness from living near industrial hazards, and ethnic minority students bear the brunt of exposure to toxic pollutants at their schools.
Systemic racism exists everywhere in America, including Hollywood. The entertainment industry has historically made it difficult for creators of color to enter and thrive.
From education to voting rights, systemic racism has led to inequitable systems that continue to ripple throughout society today and affect the health of Black and minority communities and individuals.
A history of racial bias and discrimination in the U.S. health care system, and unequal treatment and neglect in modern-day medicine, have created a major distrust in the medical field among Black people.