Stormy weather: race, gene expression, and the science of health disparities.

@article{Krieger2005StormyWR,
  title={Stormy weather: race, gene expression, and the science of health disparities.},
  author={Nancy Krieger},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 12},
  pages={
          2155-60
        }
}
In the current US political climate, conservative foundations are seeking to frame debates over determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities as a matter of "politically correct" unscientific ideology (concerning the health impacts of discrimination) vs scientific yet "politically incorrect" expertise rooted in biological facts (concerning genes). I draw on historical and contemporary examples to place conservative polemics in context, and also highlight fundamental flaws in their arguments… CONTINUE READING
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