Dr. Camara Jones, one of my mentors from the CDC, explains some of  the fundamental causes of health disparities by discussing institutionalized racism. In this video, she explains the differences between personalized mediated racism, internalized racism, and institutionalized racism as ways of thinking about how factors within our society contribute to differential outcomes. Her examples are very powerful and practical in our consideration of research and practice.

She’s goes forward to present a beautiful analogy of the gardener’s tale. Open your mind and listen to how subtle actions can create inherent disadvantages for vulnerable populations.