Guest Commentary: Physicians can help fight racism — here’s how

Malcolm X said, “If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, that’s not progress. … Progress is healing the wound that the blow made.” We are physicians, experts on attending to wounds. Yet we have not pulled the knife out the wound of racism. Many among us have not admitted the knife is there. Among those who see it there, many say, “It’s not my job.”Fellow physicians, we are well beyond the point of, “First, do no harm.” It is time to acknowledge this deep, chronic, brutally-inflicted unhealing wound. This woundRead More

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