by Linda Villarosa
Chosen as one of the year’s top ten books by the New York Times, this critically important book lays bare the forces in the American health-care system and in American society that cause Black people to “live sicker and die quicker” compared to their white counterparts. Medical studies repeatedly show worse treatment and outcomes for Black patients. Black people live in dirtier, more polluted communities due to environmental racism and neglect from all levels of government. And, most powerfully, Villarosa describes the new understanding that coping with the daily scourge of racism ages Black people prematurely.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.