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Systemic How Racism Is Making Us Ill

Layal Liverpool

Hardback (06 Jun 2024)

Systemic How Racism Is Making Us Ill Layal Liverpool Hardback (06 Jun 2024)


Publisher's Synopsis

A ground-breaking investigation into how racism corrodes science and medicine - leading to worse treatment for everyone. 'A work of towering importance that will undoubtedly change science and save lives, but it will also change the way you see yourself and the people around you' Chris van Tulleken, author of Ultra-Processed People 'A groundbreaking, brilliantly argued book that debunks the myth that illness is the great equaliser' Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize winning-author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Song of the Cell We live in a society where: · Black and Asian patients in the UK wait nearly a week longer for a cancer diagnosis · Indigenous peoples across the world tend to experience a higher risk of cancers · Globally, people of colour are not only more likely to die while giving birth, they are also more likely to die while being born - or soon afterwards In this blistering investigation, science journalist Layal Liverpool unearths the shocking research and the vital solutions to the health threat of racism. Across the world, people belonging to marginalised racial and ethnic groups disproportionately experience poor health outcomes. And when a scientific bias is this pronounced, it results in worse treatment for everyone: making us collectively more ill, holding back medical research and reducing the potential for scientific discoveries. Drawing on years of research, interviews and cutting-edge data from across the world, Systemic is a clarion call for a healthier world for us all.

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