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Racism and Bias Reading List and Media: Home

In trying to achieve equity and justice in health care, biomedical research, and the health of communities, it is our responsibility to address racism and bias in an effort to provide the best possible quality of care to all people.

Dr. Muller’s Top 5

Health Equity

Dr. Karani's Top 5

Nine Social Determinants of Health

Race, Opportunity and the U.S. Health System

Dr. Palermo's Top 5

Understanding Unconscious Bias

Facing Whiteness in Our Schools

The Health Costs of Racism

Additional Suggested Readings

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
  • Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America - Laurie Kaye Abraham
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League - Jeff Hobbs
  • The Mismeasure of Man - Stephen Jay Gould
  • Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People - Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine - Damon Tweedy
  • A People’s History of the United States - Howard Zinn
  • Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America - David K. Shipler
  • Breathing Race Into The Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics - Lundy Braun
  • The Dignity of Difference - Jonathan Sacks
  • White Like Me - Tim Wise 
  • Dear White America - Tim Wise 
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed -  Paulo Freire
  • Dog Whistle Politics: How coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class - Ian Haney Lopez
  • Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black and Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office - Frederick Douglass Opie