The world may be fighting a global pandemic, but Black people are battling systemic racism. That’s a beast like none other. Racism in America will not end until we get a handle on #SystemicRacism. This episode, I sit down with Dr. Mawusi Arnett to break down how systemic racism is keeping us back, the need for unity in the Black community, and how health plays a part in our progression.
Sadly, both Dr. Mawusi and I try to figure out what is so threatening about our Black skin. Unfortunately the answer to that question won’t be answered in this podcast.
About Dr. Mawusi Arnett
Mawusi Arnett is a physician-entrepreneur who’s passionate about using technology to improve the health of underserved communities.
She earned her BA, MPH and MD from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, respectively. While in medical school, Mawusi co-founded her first seed-funded digital health start-up to help people with chronic kidney disease find the foods that matched their disease-specific diets.
Now, Mawusi works Hospitalist shifts with Northwestern and runs the digital health company she founded during residency, Byte Wellness. www.bytewellness.com, is a wellness education platform that empowers Black women to achieve their wellness goals in spite of the health-related effects of racism and sexism. Byte Wellness’s courses are delivered via text message.
Mawusi’s peer-reviewed research and other contributions can be found in the Journal of Urban Health, Mindbodygreen, and Wellness Lounge Magazine.