Racial Profiling of Black Men During the Pandemic – A Virtual Gathering of Leaders and Call to Action
This virtual gathering will bring together nationally renowned scholar activists, researchers, and policy advisors to provide insights of the longstanding national problem of racial profiling in cities and towns across the country and raise a call to take action in midst of COVID-19 and killing of #AhmaudArbery and #SeanReed. Join us for a dynamic conversation on Wednesday, May 13th at 3 PM ET, LIVE on FACEBOOK.
Resources: Racial Profiling of Black Men During the Pandemic
Speakers provide resources and supplemental information throughout the conversation.
Resources: Racial Profiling of Black Women During the Pandemic
Whitney N. Laster Pirtle PhD Racial Capitalism: A Fundamental Cause of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Inequities in the United States (open access)
Whitney Pirtle PhD is editing a volume, Black Feminist Sociology that centers my praxis - Centering and Celebrating Black Women in Sociology
Whitney Pirtle PhD - blog about being a Black Academic mother during Covid
Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS co - authored Health Implications of Housing Assignments for Incarcerated Transgender Women
Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS authored Graham: Police Violence, and Health Through a Public Health Lens
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH authored Missed Opportunities for HIV Prevention: Results of a Qualitative Study on Mother-Daughter Communication
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH News and Media webpage
SF Chronicle, SF Gate News, Bay Area & State, “Racial discrimination linked to higher risk of chronic illness in black women in new study”. Oct 11, 2018
Daily Cal. “UC Berkeley researchers find discrimination can cause chronic illnesses”. Oct 10, 2018
Black Press USA. I AM SUPERWOMAN: The Superwoman Syndrome and its Affects on the Culture of Black Women. Oct 9, 2018
University of South Carolina. The ‘skin you’re in’ may determine your health. Mar 28, 2018
NonProfit Quarterly (NPQ). Racism, not race, causes health disparities for black mothers. Apr 18, 2018
Allen AM, Wang Y, Chae DH, Price M, Powell W, Steed T, Black AR, Dhabhar F, MarquezMagaña L, Woods-Giscombe CL. Racial Discrimination, Superwoman Schema, and Allostatic Load: Exploring an Integrative Stress-Coping Model among African-American Women. Ann NY Acad Sci.
C Giscombe, T Steed, A Allen, Y Li, C Lackey, AR Black. The Giscombe Superwoman Schema Questionnaire: Psychometric properties and associations with mental health and health behaviors in African American women. Iss Mental Health Nursing
Paige Ferndandez's OpEd Defunding the Police Isn’t Punishment—It Will Actually Make Us Safer
Say Her Name: Racial Profiling of Black Women During the Pandemic – A Virtual Gathering of Leaders and Call to Action
As conversations have ignited across the nation resulting from the murder of Breonna Taylor, renowned scholar activists, researchers, and policy advisors provide research, evidence, and solutions to dismantling racial profiling of Black women. The virtual gathering emphasizes the double threat of the pandemic and raises a call to action.
Amani M. Allen, Ph.D., M.P.H is Executive Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, where her research focuses on race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a social determinant of health.
Her broad research interest is to integrate concepts, theories and methods from epidemiology and the social and biomedical sciences to examine racial inequalities in health as they exist across populations, across place, and over the life-course. Allen is Principal Investigator of the African American Women’s Heart & Health Study, which examines the association between racism stress, cardiometabolic risk, and biological stress more generally, among African American women in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Heart Health Study which examines similar associations among African American men with an emphasis on coping and internalized racism. Her research has included work on doctor-patient race-concordance; the intersection of race, socioeconomic status, and gender on risk for psychological distress, disability, adult mortality, and child health and development; racial segregation; income inequality; and racism stress and a range of mental and physical health outcomes. Dr. Allen has published numerous academic articles in top scientific journals including the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Epidemiology, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Psychoneuroendocrinology, where her recent paper examining racial discrimination, educational attainment and biological dysregulation among African American women was recently named ‘Editor’s Choice’. Dr. Allen’s work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CBS, The Guardian, and the SF Chronicle, among others. She has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and as a junior faculty member was honored with the singular award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring at the University of California Berkeley.
Allen received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology and Neurophysiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the George Washington University; her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Johns Hopkins University; and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley, before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2005.
Resources: Beneath the Masks: Men, Masculinities, & COVID-19 Disparities
APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities (Editors: Wong & Wester)
The Psychology of Men and Masculinities (Editors: Levant & Wong)
Beneath the Masks: Men, Masculinities, & COVID-19 Disparities
Join APA Division 51 President and UConn Health Disparities Institute Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell along with Dr. Brian Smedley, PhD of APA, Dr. Joel Wong, PhD, of Indiana University, Dr. Ron Levant, EdD, of APA Division 51 & Dr. Derrick Griffith, of Vanderbilt University. Death rates due to COVID-19 are highest among men across the U.S. There are sub-populations at great risk for COVID-19 disparities with higher impacts of racial/ethnic communities of color. If findings were rooted in biology, we would see across all racial/ethnic groups. Roles played by masculinities and psych0social factors, shared cultural expectations or standards of how men should be, we recognize that many of the expectations are socially constructed and operate in tandem with biological factors of potential disparate outcomes for men and boys. These conversations will center on reimagining masculinities, transforming systems, & advancing health equity.
APA Division 51 will 3 webinars on Men and Masculinities and COVID-19
Brian D. Smedley, PhD, is chief of psychology in the public interest and acting chief diversity officer, where he leads APA's efforts to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice. A national thought leader in the field of health equity, Smedley got his start in Washington, DC, as an APA Congressional Science Fellow, and subsequently served at APA as director of public interest policy. Most recently, he was co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, a project that connects research, policy analysis and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity. He was also co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leadership National Program Center.From 2008-14, Smedley was vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC, a research and policy organization focused on addressing the needs of communities of color. Previously, Smedley was research director and co-founder of a communications, research and policy organization, The Opportunity Agenda, which seeks to build the national will to expand opportunity for all.
Additional Webinars and Resources
When We See Them: Optimizing supports for boys and their families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Communities of Color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. While we are talking about the physical health impacts, there are several psychosocial impacts like anxiety, social isolation, depression, and trauma where preparing for the psychological impact crisis of COVID-19 is critical. With the double pandemic of racism and COVID-19. Dr. Powell unpacks the invisible wounds of trauma and racism exposures to the body, minds, and spirits of children. Creating Healing-Centered approaches can help boys discover that they are much more than the sum total of trauma(s). Dr. Powell describes ways to create healing-centered strategies for boys and men of color.