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Khiara Bridges

“In a post-Civil Rights era, racism is also defined as what happens when institutions and structures operate in a race-neutral manner that nevertheless perpetuates historical racial disadvantage and produce new forms of racial disenfranchisement. 

The failure to pass Medicaid expansion is a demonstration of structural racism at its finest. There is no excuse for denying vulnerable people health care, which many countries understand as a basic human right.”

Khiara M. Bridges, Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law