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Flynn, Joseph E., Jr.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Legacy Department



The purpose of this study is to explore how racial discrimination and cultural perspectives impact the beliefs, ideologies, and ultimately the health of Africans and Black Americans. The ultimate goal is to develop some key factors as to how and why health epidemics primarily effect the Black community. Through a survey regarding the Black community and healthcare. I was able to analyze and give further narratives about Black people and their experiences within the healthcare realm. The first set of survey questions asked about neighborhood dynamics and income. The second set of questions asked about health and doctors. On the third set of questions, the participants were asked to rate each word based on their own experience with healthcare. The fourth set of questions asked about nutrition. And lastly, participants were asked to identify themselves demographically. I found that there was a consistent and strong uncertainty with participants’ healthcare experience, and a strong connection between the socio- economic status and the frequency of doctor visits.


36 pages




Northern Illinois University

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