Inaction Is Not an Option: Using Antiracism Approaches to Address Health Inequities and Racism and Respond to Current Challenges Affecting Youth.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.017; PMCID: PMC7439086
Racism is not new, and the past decade witnessed renewed expressions of discrimination and bigotry, with a sharp shift toward nationalism and a global increase in hate crimes. But the disproportionate impact of the current coronavirus disease crisis on communities of color and the death of George Floyd from police brutality have spurred a different type of fierce response. It is now clear that both are the product of the same social, economic, environmental, and political forces that have created and perpetuated long-standing and well-documented health inequities affecting youth. This commentary has two goals: to discuss the role of antiracism as a strategy to address pernicious health inequities affecting youth and to expand on the Seven Cs model of positive youth development as a buffer against the toxic effects of racism on development.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Svetaz, M., Barral, R., Kelley, M. A., Simpson, T., Chulani, V., Raymond-Flesch, M., Coyne-Beasley, T., Trent, M., Ginsburg, K., Kanbur, N. Inaction Is Not an Option: Using Antiracism Approaches to Address Health Inequities and Racism and Respond to Current Challenges Affecting Youth. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 67, 323-325 (2020).