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Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives (Pulitzer Prize Finalist)

by Linda Villarosa Author

The landmark story of America’s racialized healthcare disparities, and the grievous impact of white supremacy on mental, physical, and national well-being. Drawing upon author Linda Villarosa’s groundbreaking New York Times Magazine article on disproportionate mortality rates among Black mothers and babies, here she further investigates the enduring biases and violent assumptions that undergird unequal treatment in our medical system. Examining environmental racism, outdated medical texts, deeply human stories, and incontrovertible evidence, Under the Skin is a tragic and powerful indictment.