Lehigh University prof argues that the field of public health sustains ‘White supremacy’

A Lehigh University sociology professor believes that the field of public health sustains White supremacy. She called on leading public health bodies to create expectations ‘around anti-racism education for students & practitioners.’

A Lehigh University professor is alleging that the field of public health supports White supremacy. 

Lehigh University sociology and anthropology professor Sirry Alang — who recently co-published a paper entitled “White Supremacy and the Core Functions of Public Health” — wrote on Twitter that public health institutions “need to engage with the reparations movement, rather than continuing to build endowments and wealth from stolen land, labor, breathes, and from genocides.”

Alang stated that public health “sustains #whitesupremacy” because “white frames dominate teaching, research & practice.”


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