Racial disparities in health and wealth: The effects of slavery and past discrimination

  title={Racial disparities in health and wealth: The effects of slavery and past discrimination},
  author={Darrell J. Gaskin and Alvin E. Headen and Shelley I. White-Means},
  journal={The Review of Black Political Economy},
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