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Racism in Medicine and Healthcare

A guide to anti-racist resources at UNLV and beyond to promote racial and ethnic equity in medicine and healthcare


We invite feedback and recommendations for more resources. While we have done our best to use inclusive language, we recognize there may still be instances where we may have caused unintended harm and would be grateful for suggestions on how to make improvements.

Please contact Kathryn Houk, Undergraduate Medical Education Librarian, at

Books on Anti-Black Racism

All of these resources are available online (eBook) or physically in at least one of the UNLV Libraries locations.

If a book is listed as being located in a different campus library, you can click on the title and request the item be sent to the HSL. You will need to sign in to the library system with your ACE Account to see the "get it" option to have the book delivered.

ALERT: Lied Library will reopen for limited services August 10th. Please check the UNLV Libraries Hours page to see hours for Lied and branch libraries.

Racism in Medicine & Healthcare
(In no particular order)

Anti-Racism Reading

Racism in U.S. History

Systemic Racism in the U.S.

Black Physician Authors


The School of Medicine InfoCommons has a collection of Medical Humanities books that include the following titles by Black physicians.

Resource & Reading Lists

undefinedThe following are reading more extensive reading lists, and typically more generally focused on racism and anti-blackness in American history and society. The UNLV Libraries may have some of the titles and articles available in our collection, and the Clark County Las Vegas Library District may also have access. 

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