Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Sheila Walker

Reader 2

Theodore Bartholomew

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2020 Quwahia O Wong-Lee


Historically Black women have been the subject of malpractice and maltreatment by medical professionals in the American Health Care system. This is an interview-based study looking at the responses of mother child pairs to analyze how experienced discrimination by the mother can affect the child’s perception and outlook of the Health Care system. It is predicted that a Black mother that has experienced discrimination will score lower on the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire and that their child will also express distrust and fear of the American Health Care system. Despite the already existing research and information on the effects of discrimination in Health Care on the Black community, this study plans to take it a step further and see how these existing notions can impact the future Black community by analyzing the effects of the experiences of older generations on younger generations.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.