A new study by Ahmedin Jemal finds that blacks in the U.S. are more likely than any other group to have cancer and die from it. And when they develop cancer, they die sooner. (Death rates for cancer patients have fallen across the board, but the gap between groups is still the same).
Since there is no genetic reason for this, it’s hard not to see it as yet another symptom of anti-black racism (together with higher poverty, higher incarceration rates, etc.). The study shows that whites are diagnosed earlier and hence are more likely to get better, indicating that they receive better healthcare (and this is linked to different poverty rates).