Describe two examples of racial or ethnic inequality in health care in the United States.

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  • Review the Section III, “Framework Essay,” and Reading 31 in the course text. Pay particular attention to aversive racism and health care access.
  • Review the article, “Psychiatrists’ Attitudes Toward and Awareness About Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care,” and focus on methods for reducing aversive racism.
  • Take the Race Implicit Bias test at the Project Implicit website.
  • Identify two examples of racial or ethnic inequality in health care in the United States.
  • Think about how aversive racism contributes to the examples that you identified.
  • Consider methods for reducing aversive racism in your examples.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

  • Describe two examples of racial or ethnic inequality in health care in the United States.
  • Explain how aversive racism contributes to the inequality illustrated in the examples (and thus in health care) you described.
  • Explain methods for reducing aversive racism in your examples. Be specific and provide examples to support your explanation.
  • Discuss how implicit bias might impact health care in the United States.