Medical Apartheid: How Mistrust Impacts Black Americans’ Health

Bookmark Article



Bookmark Article


On ‘Page Inspiration’, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and Dr. Cortina Peters discuss the legacy of “Medical Apartheid,” a term highlighting the historical mistreatment of Black Americans in the medical system.

Historical Trauma Leaves Scars

Events like the Tuskegee Experiment and unethical practices have created deep-rooted mistrust in the medical system within Black communities.

Seeking Care Can Be Difficult

This mistrust can make it harder for Black Americans to seek medical help, potentially leading to delayed diagnoses and poorer health outcomes.

Acknowledging the Past is Key

Understanding this history is crucial for building trust and ensuring culturally sensitive, equitable healthcare.

Editorial Team
Editorial Team
At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read more


Related Articles