Whakatika International Literature Review

This literature review examines how racism impacts on human health. Drawing on a vast array of international literature, this review is divided into three main sections:

  1. Imperialism as the basis for racism
  2. Defining racism internationally
  3. The health impacts of racism internationally

This literature review focuses on studies of racism on Black, Indigenous and/ or people of colour. Racism research internationally shows that racism is a significant causal factor of health inequities, disparities as well as specific health outcomes.

The first half of the literature review will explore the origins of racism and identify the ideological strands that emerge through historical and socio-political contexts. These ideologies still underlie and result in current health impacts. The second half of the literature review will explore racism as it impacts on health and well-being.


Whakatika International literature review download PDF


Back to resources