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Statistics are from the Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota report, February 2014, from Minnesota Department of Health, and the privileges are adapted from Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s 1989 work, “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”
People experiencing the greatest health disparities experience the greatest inequities in social and economic conditions.
Unemployment is highest among populations of color and people living in rural areas.
African Americans and Hispanic/Latinx in Minnesota have less than half the per-capita income of the white population.
Native and African Americans are incarcerated nine times the rate of white persons.
Native, Hispanic/Latinx, and African American youth have the lowest rates of on-time high school graduation.