University of Virginia reveals a fresh new survey stating that the black people are less sensitive and responsive to pain as compared to the white people. “Blacks’ skin is thicker than the whites” and “Nerve endings of whites are more sensitive than the blacks” were among the beliefs documented in the study of two hundred and twenty two white medical students, published earlier this month in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences.
Although the pain bearing capacity varies from individual to individual but here comes the racial belief. Yet these unfounded beliefs have a great effect on the public health. For example, doctors are less likely to prescribe Opioid painkillers to the migraine patients.
Rosenbloom said that the racism today is everywhere and very common. Black people need to understand that when a doctor looks at them he might not have the same attitude as compared to when he treats others.