Decolonising Health

The impact of the White Supremacist (Racist) system on the people and the planet has been profound and disasterous. The earth and its people have been poisoned through destruction of forests, industrial pollutants, intake of processed and chemically-induced foods. In particular, health conditions such as obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes have been increasing during the last century and currently are at an all time high.

This module will attempt to study the influence of structural racism on our health and its drastic change over the last century. It will also analyse current health-related issues and their causes. The module will try to present alternative solutions to these problems, and provide students with practical knowledge enabling them to improve – and possibly decolonize – their health and sense of well-being.