Let’s talk about what I’m coining the “Triple Structure” Effect on Black people’s immunity.
There are three types of structures that are influencing what is going on with black people’s health and immunity systems. The first structure that we want to think about is racism in itself. Racism is when people infuse their power and their perceptions of others and make them feel inferior – this can be experienced in all facets of our lives. This constant impact of having these episodes of blatant racist actions, as well as microaggressions that are constantly flipped it on us, does have impact on our body systems.