Studies have shown time and time again that when it comes to health care, Blacks are less likely to receive proper treatment.
Here’s another reason for Black people in particular to be afraid of hospitals.
On the morning of Feb. 2, 2010, Laverne Wilkinson was suddenly seized with chest pain while cleaning her apartment.
The single mom made her way by bus to Kings County Hospital, stricken with the fear she was having a heart attack. Doctors in the busy emergency department ordered an EKG and chest X-ray — and gave her a clean bill of health.