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Systemic Racism

Health and Health Care

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Health, broken down into the following sections:

Key Words for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy

Health and Health Care: Access, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Allostatic Load, Birth Outcomes, Cultural Competence, Environmental Determinants, Food Deserts, Food Insecurity, Food Sovereignty, Financial Insecurity, Health Services, Infant Mortality Rates, Living Conditions, Maternal Mortality, Maternal Health, Maternity Deserts, Medical Discrimination, Medical Mistrust, Mental Health, Minority Stress, Mortality Rate, Police Brutality, Pollution Exposure, Public Health, Preventative Care, Racial Trauma, Social Determinants, State-Sanctioned Violence, Stigma, Stress, Systemic Barriers, Treatment, Weathering, Work Hazards


Book cover for the Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David A. Ansell
Book cover for Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle by Joshua Sbicca
Book cover for Black Food Geographies
Book cover for Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy by Adia Harvey Wingfield
Book cover for the Health Gap by Michael Marmot
Book cover for Reproductive Injustice by Da'na-Ain Davis
Book cover for Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy
Book cover for Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U. S. Medicine by Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson
Book cover for Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory by Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara
Book cover for When Misfortune Becomes Injustice by Alicia Ely Yamin
Book cover for The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne
Book cover for Dying at the Margins by David Wendell Moller
Book cover for Just Medicine: a Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
Book cover for Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net by Maggie Dickinson
Book cover for Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System by Tina K. Sacks
Book cover for Medicating Race by Anne Pollock
Book cover for Hunger in the Land of Plenty: a Critical Look at Food Insecurity by James D. Wright, Amy Donley, and Sara Strickhouser Vega
book cover for Twenty Years of Life by Suzanne Bohan
Book cover for An American Crisis: the Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science by Cato T. Laurencin
Book cover for Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice by Andrea Freeman
Book cover for Methods in Social Epidemiology by J. Michael Oakes and Jay S. Kaufman
Book cover for the Cost of Racism for People of Color by Alvin N. Alvarez, Christopher T. H., and Helen A. Neville Liang,
Book cover for Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Book cover for Social Injustice and Public Health by Barry S. Levy
Book cover for Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta E. Taylor
Book Cover for Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit by Mary Frances Winters
Book cover for the Social Life of DNA by Alondra Nelson
book cover for black food matters: racial justice in the wake of food justice
Book Cover for Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis among African-Americans
Book Cover for nstitutional racism in psychiatry and clinical psychology : race matters in mental health by Suman Fernando

Video Clips

Source: NowThis News. (2020, June 17). How American Health Care Is Defined By Systemic Racism. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2015, November 23). If You're Not White It's Harder To Get Mental Health Care. YouTube.

Source: PBS NewsHour. (2018, April 18). Why are black mothers and infants far more likely to die in U.S. from pregnancy-related causes? YouTube.

Source: NPR. (2018, Feb. 12). Food Deserts in D.C. | Let's Talk. YouTube.

Source: Frontline PBS. (2020, February 14). "You're Just Disposable: Former Amazon Workers Speak Out."  YouTube.

Source: PBS NewsHour. (2020,  July 16). How COVID-19 is highlighting racial disparities in Americans' health. YouTube.

Source: Vox. (2020, May 22). One reason why coronavirus hits Black people the hardest. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020, July 5). What’s It Like Being Undocumented During COVID-19? YouTube.

Source: TED. (2016, March 4).The problem with race-based medicine | Dorothy Roberts. YouTube.


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