Day 9, April 29:
Yesterday's email was about the history of racism in health care. This email centers on the legacy of that history and disparities today.

  • Article: Read this article about the dangerous racial and ethnic stereotypes that still exist in medicine and how they impact the care that people of color receive.

  • Audio: Listen to this four-minute NPR report about how unconscious bias becomes dangerous in emergency medical situations when providers make decisions based on stereotypes. 

  • Spotlight: How does racism make us sick? In this TED Talk, David R. Williams presents evidence that racism is producing a rigged system and offers hopeful examples of programs across the U.S. working to dismantle discrimination.

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