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Shalon Irving, a public health researcher who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and and Prevention who was studying the physical toll that discrimination exacts on physical health, died just a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Soleil. Black women are 243% more likely than white women to die during or shortly after childbirth. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

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Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwest Montana, had hernia surgery a couple of years ago. The Indian Health Service picked up a part of the tab for the surgery but denied coverage for follow-up appointments. Mike Albans for NPR hide caption

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

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Phoenix residents Laurie Provost (left), 53, and Maddie Adelman, 50, have watched their city become increasingly welcoming toward the LGBTQ community over the last two decades, even as their state has kept in place anti-LGBTQ policies and laws. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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In Arizona, Advocating For The LGBTQ Community Starts In Local Politics

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LGBTQ people of color are twice as likely as their white counterparts to say they've been discriminated against because they are LGBTQ in applying for jobs and interacting with police. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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For LGBTQ People Of Color, Discrimination Compounds

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Mohawk Club adviser Robin Logan (in back) watches as club members Amanda Rourke (from left), Keely Thompson-Cook, Landon Laffin and Mallory Sunday discuss their high school's Native American Day celebration. David Sommerstein/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

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There's An Immigration Gap In How Latinos Perceive Discrimination

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Laura Smith and Gustavo Douaihi were looking to rent a house in Baton Rouge, La., when they encountered discrimination. Andrew Billon hide caption

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Looking For A Home When Your Name Is Hispanic And Finding Discrimination Instead

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Austin City Council member Delia Garza attended the Women's March on Austin with colleagues Pio Renteria and Austin Mayor Steve Adler at the Texas State Capitol in January. Martin do Nascimento/KUT News hide caption

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Facing Discrimination In Public Life, Latinos Stay Positive About Government

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Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of Discrimination

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Kolbi Brown (left), a program manager at Harlem Hospital in New York, helps Karen Phillips sign up to receive more information about the All of Us medical research program, during a block party outside the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Troubling History In Medical Research Still Fresh For Black Americans

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Phillip Thompson is a Gulf War veteran and a lawyer with his own practice. When he moved to his exclusive Leesburg, Va., enclave more than a decade ago, many of his mostly white neighbors assumed he had to be a professional athlete to afford his home. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

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Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

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Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried

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