Racism

Social Media and the Social Justice Movement: Finding Your Voice

Stephanie Purinton

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. Read More

Inherent (and Dangerous) Racism in Medical Algorithms

“In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system,” writes Ndome Yvonne Essoka. “Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws within healthcare Read More

Medical Algorithm Technology and Its Fatal Flaw: An Implicit Bias

// By Ndome Yvonne Essoka // In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system. Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws Read More