• Description

This special issue, titled Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated With Structural Racism, would not havebeen possible even a few short years ago. The phrase"structural racism" and its closely allied concept "systemic racism," though hardly new, had not yet becomepart of the public discourse. Researchers who workedon this construct were in the main African Americanscholars, as well as other scholars of color, who typically worked with limited access to research fundsand struggled to publish their work on the pages ofpeer-reviewed journals.1