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Episode 40- Anti-Blackness in Medicine, Part II

July 26, 2020

Continuing our conversation about how awful the American healthcare system is, we talk about how trauma takes a toll on the physical body and how experiencing systemic racism is a Big T trauma. And just in case you thought there was easy access to care to help those chronic conditions… there’s not! cw: racial violence


Further Reading:

Medical Apartheid  by Harriet A. Washington

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Black and Blue by John Hoberman

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth by Dana-Ain Davis

Fearing the Black Body: Racial Origins of Fatphobia by Sabrina Strings

Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics by Lundy Braun 

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Matthew

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