For a long time, the “model minority” myth has been used to drive a wedge between Asian American and Black communities by perpetuating the idea that all non-white Americans can be academically and financially successful if they just work harder. It blames those who cannot independently overcome insurmountable barriers for falling short of their potential.
Colorado needs well-informed, diverse perspectives to achieve its best health. Read more about our thoughts on leaders and leadership.
We must make black lives a priority, and hold ourselves accountable for that. Here are several ways you can take action today.
I could only work harder to assert the voices and daily experiences of my communities in the narrow halls of power where decisions are being made.
You are at-risk of dying from COVID-19; we all are. But the risks go beyond the disease and are very inequitably distributed.
To make meaningful change, we need people inside the health care system to understand why health inequities exist in the first place, and to take action.