Racism is ‘a serious public health threat,’ CDC says

“Racism is a system — consisting of structures, policies, practices, and norms — that assigns value and determines opportunity based on the way people look or the color of their skin,” the CDC posted on its website Thursday. “This results in conditions that unfairly advantage some and disadvantage others throughout society.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky speaks to press at the Hynes Convention Center FEMA Mass Vaccination Site on March 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Erin Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky speaks to press at the Hynes Convention Center FEMA Mass Vaccination Site on March 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Erin Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

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