Archives: Student Papers
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Original Date of Publication: April 16, 2013
Special thanks to Hashim Mteuzi for indexing this paper
By comparing Asheville, NC, to the nation, this will help to determine if parents and school officials within these close communities should be on the lookout for certain variables that may cause a surge in violence.
Original Date of Publication: April 30, 2013
Special thanks to Grace Fuchs for indexing this paper
Environmental justice in Asheville is analyzed based on disparities in health outcomes between African American and white people. Despite the repeal of recognizable racist policies, there still exist racial inequities in health outcomes. The physical environment often impacts peoples’ level of health, and unequal access to environmental “goods” can be detrimental to health outcomes in … Continued
Special thanks to Brailey Sheridan for indexing this paper
African-Americans in Buncombe County suffer from limited access to mental healthcare. This inequitable access manifests itself in historical misdiagnoses and a lack of adequate treatment and cultural understanding by healthcare providers. With little support from their healthcare providers, a lack of representation in the healthcare field, and decreasing access to individual treatment through lessening Medicaid … Continued