Early in her career, Dr. Mary Bassett wrote an article for Monthly Review entitled “The Health of Black Folk” in which she discussed the normalization — even the expectation — that blacks would suffer from poor health. Her conclusion was that racism — its past and its present — was a prime factor in the social determinants that led to significantly worse health outcomes for African Americans.
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