What is it like to be a Black person in America today? The voices of middle class African Americans heard in this book will surprise many citizens who thought the era of racial discrimination was past. The Many Costs of Racism is a vivid and startling account of the mental and physical health effects of racism. Drawing on well documented studies, it vividly portrays the damage done to individuals, families, and communities by stress from workplace discrimination. It shows the strong connection between discrimination and health problems, describing these as costsO above and beyond the economic trials of discrimination. The book is an ideal text, accessible to students in sociology, law, psychology, and medicine. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Joe R. Feagin is professor of sociology at the University of Florida. Karyn D. McKinney is professor of sociology at Altoona College, Penn State University.