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Via Campus Reform:

Students in the Ohio State University nursing program were required to watch a racially charged webinar that claimed police have assaulted communities for generations.

“Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer,” was a mandatory viewing in Nursing 3430: “Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts,” a required course taught by instructors Jennifer Dush and Jennifer Kue.

The webinar, provided to Campus Reform by a nursing student at OSU, who wished to remain anonymous, was originally produced by the American Public Health Association (APHA) in July 2015. The webinar begins by explaining various disparities between whites and minorities, including life expectancies, high school graduation rates, and poverty rates.

Camara Phyllis Jones, APHA President-Elect and adjunct associate professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, gives many examples in the webinar of how prejudice and discrimination impacts one’s health, listing police brutality, physician disrespect, shopkeeper vigilance, waiter indifference and teacher devaluation as just a few examples.

Jones expands on shopkeeper vigilance and waiter indifference by saying they are, “just two examples of everyday racism, microaggressions, and lack of respect, probably due [sic] to elevated blood pressures that don’t go down at night in communities of color.”