The U.S. has recently (and not-so-recently) been rocked by the killings of black men by police; these events have spawned protests, among them the die-ins at medical schools around the country. Students Ben Quarshie, Kaci McCleary, Lisa Wehr, Greg Woods, and Aline Sandouk discuss these events, how non-minorities can take part in the conversation without screwing it up, and why these events are important to medical students. We also examine the more subtle aspects of racism and healthcare, including delays in care, healthcare and economic policies, why acting locally may be the best way to affect change, and what allies should (and should not) do when they want to help.
- Worse Than Apartheid: Black in Obama’s America
- A Lack of Care: Why Medical Students Should Focus on Ferguson
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally
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