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Racism in the Black Body

For decades, researchers have looked at social factors to explain the greater presence of disease in Black populations. But the stress of experiencing racism causes great harm, too.

Researchers have, for decades, tried to catalogue racial disparities and identify what causes them. The first part of that task turns out to be the easy part. National records of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes all tell the same grim story about a disproportionate harm to Black people in the United States. But only part of those statistics...

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