racial disparities

Health care disparities: Who loses their legs?

June 10, 2008 - A growing body of evidence shows what many already know: the color of your skin, and the place you live, plays a big role in the quality of health care you receive. But just how serious is the health care gap?

Drug sentences and the South

December 13, 2007 - The Supreme Court's 7-0 decision yesterday to reduce extraordinarily harsh sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine is drawing widespread applause from advocates who have long noted the lack of fairness in drug sentencing.