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Center for Racial Justice

Racial justice is the systematic fair treatment of people, regardless of racial background, that results in equitable opportunities and outcomes for everyone.We seek a world in which people are able to achieve their full potential in life,...
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Parthasarathy raises ethical questions in Henrietta Lacks lawsuit

May 18, 2022 GBH News
Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the ethical concerns surrounding the lawsuit filed against Thermo Fisher Scientific by the family of Henrietta Lacks...
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Ford School experts comment on Buffalo shooting

May 16, 2022
Ford School experts are available to comment on the racially motivated massacre over the weekend at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Celeste Watkins-Hayes Celeste Watkins-Hayes is the associate dean for academic affairs and...
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Lantz calls for acknowledgement of racial inequity in health care

Feb 23, 2022
Twenty years ago, a report pointed out, “Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services, and are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures than are white Americans.” An article in STAT News notes that the...
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Lewis reflects on spirituality in African-American history

Feb 14, 2022 MLive
Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, recently provided historical context for an MLive story.  “On plantations, African Americans would gather beyond a...
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Black Michiganders: Key findings from U-M Poverty Solutions

Feb 3, 2022
Black History Month, celebrated every February, highlights the experiences and honors the achievements of Black Americans throughout history. Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan highlights key data from its research that relates to Black...
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Parthasarathy calls for people-centric health innovation

Dec 13, 2021
Government investment and encouragement of innovation needs to expand its scope to consider the social and economic effects on marginalized groups. In a paper published by The Next System Project, Ford School public policy professor Shobita...
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Lewis says new Census data catching up to reality

Nov 9, 2021 MLive
Earl Lewis recently spoke to MLive about the growing number of participants identifying as ‘multiracial’ in the 2020 Census.  “In a lot of ways, the current Census data are catching up with human behavior that went unnoticed in previous...
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Lewis reflects on year of reparations research

Oct 13, 2021 MLive
In an interview with MLive, Earl Lewis reflected on the past year of his research project, "Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and University in Community-based Reparations Solutions." “We hope that this is indeed replicable and...
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Parthasarathy on the racial reckoning in science and medicine

Oct 4, 2021 AP News
The family of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells have been used to develop numerous scientific and medical innovations, is suing a biotechnology company for selling her cells. Shobita Parthasarathy provided insight into the lawsuit. “We...