Review of Under the Skin: The hidden toll of racism on American lives and the health of our nation by Linda Villarosa

Cover of Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa

Racism’s ill effects on the health-care system — and the body itself Jerald Walker Washington Post June 10, 2022
Equal treatment within the health-care system, Villarosa argues, regardless of class or social status, remains elusive because of three primary obstacles: long-standing institutional and structural discrimination; implicit biases in the medical profession resulting not only in misdiagnoses but even blame for being unwell; and “weathering,” which, Villarosa writes, refers to the “struggle with anger and grief triggered by everyday racist insults and microaggressions … [which] can, over time, deteriorate the systems of the body.”

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