Time to take critical race theory seriously: Moving beyond a colour-blind gender lens in global health
The authors of this commentary call upon their peers within the global health sector to meaningfully engage with critical race theory and move beyond a one-dimensional, “colour-blind gender lens.” They underscore an opportunity to embrace race as an omnipresent factor influencing global health practice, research, and outcomes, and as “part and parcel of our efforts to address gender inequity worldwide.” Tackling the importance of addressing intersectionality and developing racial consciousness, the piece also recognizes how power is centered within the global health sector, implications for today’s global COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and more.
Yam, Eileen, Martha Silva, Malini Ranganathan, Jamila White, Tonija M. Hope, and Chandra L. Ford. 2021. "Time to take critical race theory seriously: Moving beyond a colour-blind gender lens in global health," The Lancet Global Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30536-2.