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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

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

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.003.0002

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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