How segregation leads to health disparities

Standing in her home, Shalonda Cooper points to an old picture of her mom, Windora.

“See how she looks here?” Shalonda asks. “She looks healthy! Look at the glow in her face.”

She then points to another picture taken about 20 years later, shortly after Windora had been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. She was in her thirties.

“Her eyes look sick,” Shalonda says. “They don’t look as bright as they used to look.”

Windora is sitting in a recliner nearby. A stroke a few years ago left her unable to speak, but she smiles as her daughter describes her life.

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