Law  - Fall 2009
Racism, Health Disparities, and the Law
Professor Vernellia R. Randall
The University of Dayton School of Law

 Social Policy is Health Policy is Law


Annotated Bibliography

Rising Wealth Inequality: Why We Should Care

Please notify me of any typo, misspelling, etc.

"There is an Axis of Evil,  An Axis of Evil of inequality, of racism, of poverty, of economic deprivation
 that is adversely affecting the health of the American people." David Williams


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Health Equity Search


You should select one of the following health policy areas:

  • Income and Wealth Inequalities
  • Physical and Built Environment
  • Racial Inequalities
  • Education
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Conditions for Children
  • Working Conditions
  • Food Security

After selecting a health policy area, select at least one strategy that you believe must be implement. Conduct research on that strategy and write an annotated bibliography.

 The bibliography must contain at least 6 sources (minimum to receive any credit). 

For each policy area there must be:

  • one sources from non-legal interdisciplinary sources
  • two sources law review articles.
  • one source that address  diversity issue such as race, ethnicity, gender, class,  disability, religion, or sexual orientation. 

 News articles, articles from popular press and websites,  Do NOT count  toward the minimum number of sources although I do encourage you to include them and will take them into consideration with considering the grade for the annotated bibliography.  

Your annotated bibliography must include relevant primary sources on laws and statutes and regulations and cases. To the extent that relevant law is not available you should note that in your introduction.

Your annotated bibliography should be organized using the following headings as appropriate:

  • Introduction (at least 1000 words)
  • Bibliography (listing of citations)
  • Annotations
    • Federal Law
      • Constitution
      • Statutes
      • Regulations
      • Cases
    • State Law
      • Constitution
      • Statutes
      • Regulations
      • Cases
    • Law Review Articles and Book Chapters
    • Interdisciplinary Articles and Book Chapters
    • Other (News articles, popular press and website)

Your annotated bibliography should have introduction which gives an overview of the topic or issue including a summary of some of the key issues, recommendations and your personal views on the topic. Your introduction should be at least 1000 words.

For each reading, your annotation should include: citation, description, critical comment and total number of pages read. Your citation should be in bluebook format  except do not use abbreviations. Each annotation should be between 200 to 300 words . It should include a synopsis of the author's primary arguments and a critique of those arguments. It should include whether the source contains a bibliography. Be aware simply paraphrasing the article is consider plagiarism and will result in a failing grade for the course. Your annotations should be your summary in your own words.

The grade earned will be based on the:

  • quantity of readings 
  • the relevancy of the readings to your topic
  • the comprehensiveness of your cites (such statutes, cases, law review)
  • the quality of your annotations


PLEASE NOTE: The final annotation will be published on this website as a resource for health disparities activist.

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