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Under the skin : the hidden toll of racism on American lives and on the health of our nation  Cover Image Book Book

Under the skin : the hidden toll of racism on American lives and on the health of our nation / Linda Villarosa.

Villarosa, Linda, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385544887
  • ISBN: 038554488X
  • Physical Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-247) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Everything I thought was wrong -- The dangerous myth that Black bodies are different -- Unequal treatment -- Something about being Black is bad for your body and your baby -- Where you live matters -- Strong, loud, and angry: The invisibility of Black emotional pain -- Discrimination and ill-treatment can harm every body -- Putting the care back in health care: Solutions.
Summary, etc.:
"The first book to tell the full story of race and health in America today, showing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation, by a groundbreaking journalist at the New York Times Magazine"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Health and hygiene > United States.
Discrimination in medical care > United States.
Racism in medicine > United States.
Racism against Black people > United States.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Noirs américains > Santé et hygiène > États-Unis.
Discrimination dans les soins médicaux > États-Unis.
Racisme en médecine.
Noirs américains > Conditions sociales.
African Americans > Health and hygiene.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Discrimination in medical care.
Racism in medicine.
United States.
MEDICAL / Public Health.
Systemic Racism.
Social Determinants of Health.
African Americans.
Health Services Accessibility.
United States.
Health Services.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 362.1089 VILLAROS 2022 39851001721324 New Non-fiction Available -

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