Many research scientists tell us that there is no such thing as 'race' ... that the groups we call 'white' or 'black' or 'asian' actually contains hundreds — perhaps thousands — of genetically different groups. Yet, when we look at health statistics in the United States, we find that as separate groups, African Americans suffer more from certain diseases than 'white' people. Frank Browning examines the relationship of illness and skin color, in the second of his 2-part series on the history of slavery.

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