In this generation, we need to stand up and have our voices heard. I am a Hispanic Female, raising my son who is African American. This video empowers Change to happen in many ways in this world. We have to end the cycle and let our presence show love and equality.
As a future Doctora I am responsible to uphold the greatest care for my children but most of all our community and to do so we must be diverse in a way to teach and also love those among us but most of all understand the diverse community we serve.
I am in the process of being "awakened" and have written several short narratives and poems acknowledging my responsibility to do something that makes a difference as a white physician. The message here is masterfully articulated. It is a very important piece for all of us in medicine, especially medical education to study and discuss among colleagues and peers. I hope it is a springboard to join together with our black brothers and sisters in medicine, promoting our beautiful profession among the underrepresented youth of our nation and inspire more of them to pursue careers in medicine in a manner that supports their success.
Great documentary; it highlights what is probably the greatest social injustice in the U.S. today; systemic racism in education in general and medical education. We know it's there, we see it every day, we perpetuate it, by omission or by commission, by not setting up systems in place to redress it. Diversity and Inclusion is included in many universities' Mission statements, in Committees, in scholarship programs, in policies and standards, which serve to legitimate their existence and bottom line, but when it comes to actually putting support systems in place, there is a deluge of excuses and new priorities to justify not implementing them. The problem is clear, the solution is clear, but we need to act upon good intentions and discourse and start by developing the infrastructure -as an accreditation requirement- to support under-represented minorities in medicine.
By far one of the most inspirational and powerful documentaries that I have ever seen! Representation of black men in the medical field is crucial for the future generation of black men that aspire to be doctors, and I believe this documentary did an exceptional job of highlighting the lack of such.
Change is needed in so many ways in our world. We need to show love, equality and our presence to all Americans. As physicians we are responsible to uphold the greatest care to all of our patients and to do that we need diversity in our field. I can love all my patients equally, but I cannot really KNOW all my patients equally. Adding black physicians to our ranks can help solve this. Thank you for this amazing documentary and its lessons it taught me.