Black excellence in full perspective.
What a powerful, impactful, and thoughtful documentary. Shane Battier's segment was encouraging. I am just now getting to the point in my of believing in the possibility of doing wider vision of me. As a mother and a black woman, it is my responsible to encourage and inspire our children to do and be it all.. It is up to all of us to avoid narrowing our scope we all have varied interests and it does the entire world a greater service to nurture and develop our future. "There are so many leaks in the pipeline." No matter our place in society we have a responsibility to not limit our people no matter their age. Dr. Dale; Prayers for favor and success in your movement our movement.
A very excellent and timely documentary. Both informative and passionate, it draws from a variety of expertise and perspectives to demonstrate the intense need for more black men in medicine in this country. It is a vital picture of the dreams and goals of young black men that are pitted against a system that continues to not support them and this documentary addresses what we can do about it. Accountability, both personal and communal, is emphasized in this documentary and is needed to address the silent prejudice that insidiously pervades our educational institutions, corporations, and our government.
Incredibly moving and powerful documentary that gave me a lot to think about and feel in terms of our role as medical educators. We must accept the truth no matter how bitter the pill is to swallow. As I do my part to effect systematic change I will keep my heart and mind focused on Trip and the other young Black men like him. In medicine we have a saying, "physician heal thyself". I think the same is true for medical education. Let's get our own house in order and effect the change we want to see.
This really makes you think about the importance of community perception, involvement, and encouraging our youth. Just because I've seen black doctors on prominent tv shows, that doesn't reflect what our kids watch or who they know or meet. Also the power of exposure and expectations, that others guide us in, is a bigger deal than we realize. So glad we could bring this movie to the table.