Why racism is a public health crisis

Written by on June 10, 2024

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Biases in the scientific and medical literature lead to different health outcomes if you are not white (Credit: Getty Images)

Racial biases in science and medicine harm people's health, writes Layal Liverpool in her new book Systemic: How Racism Is Making Us Ill. She tells David Robson about the litany of healthcare disparities she uncovered.

When Layal Liverpool was a teenager in the Netherlands, she started noticing small patches of pigment loss on her face and arms. She was prescribed antibiotics and . . .



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