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Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by University of California Press (first published March 2nd 2012)
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Jerry Kinard
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: race, medicine
I thought the book was very educational. Unfortunately, it was a difficult read at times. Dry in a number of places. At times, I did not know which direction the author was going. Personally, I would recommend Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington which is a much better read. However, this book should not be overlooked and I do recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning more about the subject of medical racism.
Lawrence Grandpre
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An essential read for anyone who believes "cultural comoentancy" or other multicultural measure as sufficient to address anti black medical racism. This should give pause to those who defend universal convergence as in itself health justice.. if you exposing more black folk to racist health care that isnt social justice.
Iku
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Pretty dense but learned a ton and will use a reference text. I also think this book can be taxing for a Black reader, some parts could have been written with better care/keeping that in mind.
TJ
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Only thing lacking is a solution or even way to approach solution. But otherwise great and well worth the read
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Provides and summarizes lengthy and expansive research on the historical, social, and biological context of medical racism. Provides enough research and conclusions. Though lengthy and at times repetitive, I recommend this book for any aspiring or current provider. I wish the book, however, had added more examples of successful, pragmatic changes in the past that can serve as models for institutional change and racial/cultural education reform.
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