Ruqaiijah Yearby discusses minority nursing home care

No country for old people

In These Times: After years of being underrepresented in nursing homes, black and Latino elderly are seeking nursing home care—while whites are moving out. “So now, you just have more money flowing away from the nursing homes,” said Ruqaiijah Yearby, School of Law professor and associate director of the Law-Medicine Center, “which says to me that the poorest and most disenfranchised, such as impoverished blacks, are going to be left in these nursing homes.”