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February 22, 2019 - News Local/State

Racial Harassment Lawsuit Expanded To Entire U Of I System

A class action lawsuit against the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has been expanded to include the U of I’s campuses in Springfield and Chicago. The lawsuit includes multiple allegations of racial harassment against black U of I employees.


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February 19, 2019 - News Local/State

Exploring The Link Between Racism, Trauma and Mental Health

Research shows African-Americans are less likely to access treatment for mental illness. Cultural norms and the stigma associated with having a mental illness are partly to blame, according to Shardé Smith, assistant professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Don Arnold is chief of surgery at Herrin hospital and performs robotic surgery.

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February 14, 2019 - News Local/State

Why Are There So Few Black Men In Medicine?

In 2018, fewer than 4 percent of incoming medical students in Illinois were black men. It’s a concerning statistic as research suggests a lack of diversity among physicians could negatively impact health outcomes in their community.

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