Book ‘Under the Skin’ by Linda Villarosa

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The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
From an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine anda contributor to the 1619 Project comesa landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation. In 2018, Linda Villarosa's New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality among black mothers and babies in America caused an awakening. Hundreds of studies had previously established a link between racial discrimination and the health of Black Americans, with little progress toward solutions. But Villarosa's article exposing that a Black woman with a college education is as likely to die or nearly die in childbirth as a white woman with...
Publisher: Doubleday (June 14, 2022)  Pages: 288 pages  ISBN-10: 038554488X  ISBN-13: 978-0385544887  ASIN:‎ B09J3FRDXG

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About the author: LINDA VILLAROSA is a journalism professor at the City University of New York and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, where she covers the intersection of race and health. She has also served as executive editor at Essence and as a science editor at The New York Times. Her article on maternal and infant mortality was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. She is a contributor to The 1619 Project.