Author: Linda Villarosa
In Under the Skin, Linda Villarosa lays bare the forces in the American healthcare system and in American society that cause Black people to “live sicker and die quicker” compared to their white counterparts.
Today’s medical texts and instruments still carry fallacious slavery-era assumptions that Black bodies are fundamentally different from white bodies.
Study after study of medical settings show worse treatment and outcomes for Black patients.
Villarosa describes the new understanding that coping with the daily scourge of racism ages Black people prematurely.