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Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale

Jones, Camara Phyllis (2000) Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. American Journal of Public Health, 90 (8). pp. 1212-1215. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

The author presents a theoretic framework for understanding racism on 3 levels: institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized. This framework is useful for raising new hypotheses about the basis of race-associated differences in health outcomes, as well as for designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences. She then presents an allegory about a gardener with 2 flower boxes, rich and poor soil, and red and pink flowers. This allegory illustrates the relationship between the 3 levels of racism and may guide our thinking about how to intervene to mitigate the impacts of racism on health. It may also serve as a tool for starting a national conversation on racism.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: racism, institutionalized racism, personally mediated racism, internalized racism, race-associated differences, group differences, health outcomes, effective interventions, allegory
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
Teaching
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 15:10
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/772

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