Against the Grain

The Pitfalls of Race-Based Medicine

Given the disparities between the lifespans of whites, African Americans, Native Americans and other groups, it might seem to be sensible to gear medicine along racial lines. But sociologist Leslie Hinkson argues that it represents a dangerous turn in science and healthcare. She discusses race, biology, and debt.

Resources:

Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson (eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine University of Minnesota Press, 2017

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