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Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9781662601675

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Systemic is a wide-ranging, inquisitive book about health care and society — and ultimately a call for change. Liverpool makes available a plethora of resources and advocacy groups that should help everyone to get involved in anti-racism efforts.”—Sirry Alang, Nature

Systemic is an important new book about the relationship between racism, illness, and manufactured disability. Global in scope, Layal Liverpool takes us from Europe to the Americas, from Africa to Australia, illustrating the transnational scourge racism has on the health of the public the world over. Scientifically and technically masterful but never lacking heart, Liverpool draws upon her own lived experiences with vulnerability and grace, so that readers may better understand their own.”
—Steven W. Thrasher, PhD, author of The Viral Underclass

“Across a global canvas Layal Liverpool deploys deep compassion, gut-wrenching testimony, and peerless scientific journalism to show how racism lives and kills. But then she guides us to a revelation: once we know the truth of racism, it’s possible to chart a way to a health system in which anti-racism is medicine. It’s a prescription that everyone needs. Start by reading, and then organize!” 
—Raj Patel, co-author of Inflamed

“A groundbreaking, brilliantly argued book that debunks the myth that illness is the great equalizer. With a strong foundation in science and biology, Layal Liverpool unequivocally proves that addressing bias in medicine and data gaps in research will lead to a healthier and more equal world.” 
—Siddhartha Mukherjee, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene and The Song of the Cell

“Layal Liverpool has produced a work of towering importance that will undoubtedly change science and save lives, but it will also change the way you see yourself and the people around you. Systemic is beautifully written and scholarly but perhaps almost uniquely for such a book it is deeply personal and accessible, packed with compelling stories and fascinating details which are harnessed to make an impassioned argument for a better world.” 
—Chris Van Tulleken, NYT bestselling author of Ultra-Processed People

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