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Why do so many able-bodied actors take on roles portraying a person with disabilities?
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When a major wildfire burns into an urban area, federal disaster officials are quick to offer financial help to people who lose their homes. But not everyone is eligible for aid after a wildfire.
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Discrimination and segregation in America are nothing new. Measuring their effects on health, however, is.
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Perla Trevizo is a recipient of the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. Other stories in this series can be found here.
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Both explicit racism and microaggressions can hurt the health and well-being of people of color, writes psychologist Gina Torino.
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"The magic is in how we listen and how we ask," writes reporter Gisela Telis. "When reporting on people who are struggling or have struggled, give them space to let you in to their world, and be vulnerable enough to say: Help me understand."
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Reporters Kameel Stanley and Ed Williams discuss ethics in journalism, with a focus on communities in crisis. They emphasize how taking the time to understand a community can lead to more compelling reporting.
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This story was reported as a project for USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship. 
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For 30 years, the best school in Florida's Pinellas County was in a black neighborhood. Then the School Board stepped in.

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Wright County Egg conducted the largest egg recall in U.S. history, withdrawing first 228 million eggs and then another 380 million. Many complaints were filed from people seeking compensation for health damages they claim to have suffered after eating eggs produced by these companies.

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