Linda Villarosa | Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
A contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and The 1619 Project, Linda Villarosa has won numerous awards for articles concerning issues of Black mother and infant health, medical myths, America’s hidden HIV epidemic, environmental justice, and COVID-19’s toll on Black American communities. She is the author of Body & Soul: The Black Women’s Guide to Physical Health and the novel Passing for Black, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. The director of the undergraduate journalism program at City College of New York, Villarosa formerly worked as executive editor at Essence magazine and as a science editor for The New York Times, and her articles have been published in numerous periodicals, including The Root, O Magazine, and Glamour. Relying on human stories and exhaustive research, Under the Skin exposes the powerful forces within healthcare and society itself that cause Black Americans to “live sicker and die quicker” than their white peers.
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