Racist words and acts, like the El Paso shooting, harm children’s health

U.S. pediatricians are tackling racism as a public health issue that can take a lifelong toll

child at El Paso memorial

AFTERMATH A young girl leaves flowers near the site of the Aug. 3 El Paso, Texas, mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead, including a teenager and two young adults. The alleged gunman was reportedly motivated by racism.

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