From ‘gratitude tax’ to ‘workplace tribalism’: Combating institutional racism in academia

An “undercurrent of racism” runs throughout academic medicine, resulting in not only “disillusionment and attrition,” but also internalized racism among underrepresented groups, according to a letter published in The Lancet.“The undercurrent of racism in academic medicine is pervasive — preferential treatment, failure to acknowledge intellectual contributions, stealth othering, and denial of opportunity and sponsorship,” Puja Mehta, MD, of the Center for Inflammation and Tissue Repair, in the division of medicine at the University College London, andRead More