Different studies have been focusing on how racism has affected the health industry in the United States all over the years.
Will this term, under President Barack Obama pose positive changes, given that he is the first black president?
We have to remember American history to examine the trends of racism and how it affected the health industry of the United States.
The United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, define race as self-identification of a person or group of persons as a result of physical characteristics, geographic location and ancestry. Race has been used interchangeably with ethnicity, which refers to a larger categorization which includes the language, diet, religion and political factors.