Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

Under the Skin

By Linda Villarosa. Tells the story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation. Lays bare the forces in the American health-care system and in American society that cause Black people to “live sicker and die quicker” compared to their white counterparts. Reveals how Black people live in dirtier, more polluted communities due to environmental racism and neglect from all levels of government and how today’s medical texts and instruments still carry fallacious slavery-era assumptions that Black bodies are fundamentally different from white bodies. Read more.