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World of hurt: Minorities have more pain, get less treatment
It seems like pain would be the great equalizer: Whether you’re black or white, male or female, you'd think we all experience pain the same way. Except, it turns out, we don’t. Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to cope with untreated pain and less likely to get adequate care for it, studies show. Researchers don’t know whether this is due to caregiver bias, cultural differences, physiological variances, or a combination of factors, but they do know one thing: Pain is not colorblind.