Medical Sociology and Race

Race is a group of people who share similar and distinctive physical characteristics. There is a relationship between individual health and one’s race and ethnicity. Health disparities are seen among different racial and ethnic groups. The race-conflict approach is a sociological perspective that looks at disparity and tension between people of different racial and ethnic groups. It's a way of viewing and studying people that focuses on racial inequality and conflict. There is a lot of difference between whites and blacks in America. White Americans earn higher level of income, obtains advanced educational degrees, have better access to quality healthcare and live longer than American racial minorities. The injustices against black and minority groups are very high in some of the developed countries.

  • Health disparities
  • Racial segregation
  • Social disparities
  • Race-conflict approach
  • Injustices to minority groups

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