From the Nominator
The twin pandemics of police violence on Black people and the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among communities of color have focused national attention on the lethality of racism. In light of this, an issue devoted largely to the efforts of faculty and student researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health to understand the structures that create and perpetuate racialized disparities is both timely and relevant. From investigating the downstream health impacts of historic redlining to examining the underpinnings of racial police violence, Rollins scientists are producing a robust body of work on the interlocking systems of racism as a first step toward dismantling them. A third article explores efforts within the school to redouble its efforts to build a more inclusive and anti-racist environment.
From the Judges
In a category with a large number of submissions, the use of photography, color, and storytelling really stand out.