more subtle, less identifiable in terms of specific individuals committing the acts. But it is no less destructive of human life. . . . When black babies die each year because of lack of proper food, shelter and medical facilities, and thousands more are destroyed and maimed physically, emotionally, and intellectually because of the conditions of poverty and discrimination in the black community, that is a function of institutional racism.
Stokely Carmichael & Charles E. Hamilton, Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America 4 (1967).
Life on dialysis is, to put it mildly, onerous. To exist is possible, to thrive unusual, and to prosper almost unheard of. The dialysis patient must keep on a strict diet. . . . The dialysis patient is subjected to a daily, never-ending procession of needles, tubes, blood work, and injections. . . . Marcia Campbell Marden has described life on dialysis: A year ago I would not let you see me without mascara. Today you can view me three times a week without my pride. . . . I am dry, and always, always thirsty. . . . I smell old and sick. And even Shalimar cannot cover the odor of dialysate. . . . I am afraid. . . . I am determined to escape this.
Laura G. Dooley & Robert S. Gaston, Stumbling Toward Equity: The Role of Government in Kidney Transplantation, 1998 U. ILL. L. REV. 703, 718 (1998).