The myth of meritocracy and African American health.


Recent theoretical and empirical studies of the social determinants of health inequities have shown that economic deprivation, multiple levels of racism, and neighborhood context limit African American health chances and that African Americans' poor health status is predicated on unequal opportunity to achieve the American Dream. President Obama's election… (More)
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.186445

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