How Race Affects Health

The Atlantic‚Äôs Olga Khazan has spent almost a year exploring the wide health disparities within different neighborhoods of Baltimore ‚ÄĒ one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States.

By the numbers: Life expectancies are 20 years shorter in Baltimore‚Äôs poorer, mostly African American neighborhoods than in wealthier, predominantly white areas.

There’s not much evidence those disparities are genetic. Instead, they are largely the side effects of engrained discrimination, especially in housing.

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