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Inequality and African-American HealthHow Racial Disparities Create Sickness$
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Shirley A. Hill

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322818

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.001.0001

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Race, racism, and health outcomes

Race, racism, and health outcomes

(p.15) One Race, racism, and health outcomes
Inequality and African-American Health

Shirley A. Hill

Policy Press

Race is irrefutably linked to health outcomes, and this chapter looks at the origins of race along with the growing intraracial diversity of African-Americans. The major argument is that black people live in a highly racialized society where racial stereotypes and discrimination are everyday parts of life, leading to high levels of social stress. Institutional racism operates in many settings and has a dire impact on black health, regardless of socioeconomic position.

Keywords:   race, racism, discrimination, health, African Americans

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