Group Selection: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior
Monday, March 05, 2007
Stephen Post | David Sloan Wilson
Depts of Bioethics, Philosophy and Religion, Case Western Reserve University | Dept of Biology, SUNY at Binghamton
Persistent racial disparities in health represent a significant social and moral dilemma, as well as a serious public health concern. Racism is a fundamental cause of disease, and is physically embodied through social and psychobiological mechanisms. A social toxin, racism can be experienced environmentally at the area-level, as well as interpersonally through inter-personal experiences of racism, which impact biological processes underlying multiple disease pathways including via accelerated aging at the cellular level.
Causes of Death: Mechanisms of Racial Disparities in Health