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Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

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Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Shirley A. Hill


Institutionalized racism adversely affects the health of African Americans, and it operates through multiple institutions, e.g., the medical system, the criminal justice system, and families. This book looks at the historic origins of the black health deficit and how it is perpetuated by health policies and interactions. High rates of poverty, joblessness, and neighbourhood segregation also foster ... Read more

 

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