“Injustice Incarnate” by Mary Crossley



“Injustice Incarnate” by Mary Crossley

Mary A. Crossley of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is the author Justice incarnatea book about the disadvantages faced by certain groups in the American health care system.

From the book description:

Blacks and people with disabilities in the United States are particularly disadvantaged in their encounters with the health care system. These groups also share harsh histories of medical experimentation, eugenic sterilizations, and health care discrimination. Yet the similarities between the inequalities experienced by black people and people with disabilities and the prejudices experienced by people who are both black and disabled have been largely unexplored. To fill this gap, Injustice incarnate uses an interdisciplinary approach, weaving health research with social science, critical approaches, and personal stories to describe the devastating effects of health injustice in America. Author Mary Crossley takes stock of the sometimes contentious relationship between racial justice and disability rights advocates and questions how the higher prevalence of disability among black Americans reflects unjust social structures. By suggesting reforms to advance health equity for people with disabilities, black people, and black people with disabilities, this book lays the essential foundation for intersectional and cross-movement advocacy to advance health justice in America.

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