Tradeoffs  |  March 8, 2022

“[T]he problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” – W. E. B. DuBois

A recent Health Affairs study led by Jan M. Eberth opens with this quote from W. E. B. DuBois, co-founder of the NAACP, who used the phrase “color line” to describe widespread discrimination and exclusion of Black people. After pointing out that an array of racist policies have shaped where people live in the U.S., the study’s authors proceed to show how the color line remains today when it comes to access to health care.

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