This week’s lecture we learned about race and health. In the article “If “race” is the answer, what is the question?—on “race…”, it stated that for the better part of US history, the conventional answer to why racial/ethnic health disparities exist has been because the races are innately different and whites are inherently superior. This statement was very interesting to me because it’s extremely alarming that once upon a time scientist believed that different races of humanity constituted different species and argued that racial differences in disease rates and mortality were proof of underlying difference. I believe the sole reason for racial/ethic disparities has to do with socioeconomic positions. I think that black people mortality rate and the low birth rates is lower because of the poverty environments that some of them live in. The main reason why this may be true is because black people don’t have the same resources as white people in the suburbs. For example, nneighborhood poverty is also associated with an increased rate of lack of prenatal care utilization among African-American women. Furthermore, this may be the cause of infants of the black community having low birth rates. I think your environment can play a dominant role in the opportunities that are presented and the resources that are offered. The better the community you live in the greater the opportunities and the resources offered will be. Overall I enjoyed this week’s lecture. It was nice to learn about the correlation between race and health, and to see the different views and thoughts that scientist made.