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Does racism make us sick? Amid a national reckoning, the question gains new importance [sfchronicle.com]

 

By Tatiana Sanchez, San Francisco Chronicle, August 24, 2020

Elaine Shelly has lived with multiple sclerosis for 30 years. But she said she still panics whenever she has to see a new neurologist because of racial discrimination she’s experienced in the past.

Even getting a proper diagnosis for her illness was a battle. “I’d go to these neurologists who would tell me that Black people don’t get M.S. and that I must be mentally ill,” said Shelly, 63, of San Leandro.

A former print journalist, Shelly said racial stress has been a constant in her life for decades, including in the workplace, where she often faced microaggressions from peers and retaliation from management.

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