I hope that the group who signed up for the screening get/got to watch the documentary. I am glad the demand reached the supply of what was offered. I wish I could have shared it with others and will promote people to view it when wider release occurs.
The movie made me want to get more data and metrics along with pondering many questions. Are the numbers for black male PHD graduates close to those black male MD numbers. The same question for came to mind for PharmD and other medical professionals. I could converse for hour with others about this if it would have been an in person group chat session after viewing.
It also makes me wonder if my success bar and other bars are set too low. Have i been content enough to see what I believe is more black men with white collars and not made a push for that to be on a white coat?
I echo the great summary of this movie. This documentary was thought provoking. The statistical aspects really brought to light a significant factor in so many related disparities. The section with trip reinforced the sentiment I have had on how easily it is to get derailed and the thoughts about all the youth who don't have the mentors and support network to help them get and stay on track.
I loved this documentary, in fact if everything I want to pursue medicine even more now. I stand behind what Dr.O said about " you can become what you can't see". Throughout my shadowing and clinical experience, I've had some doubts along the way because they are very few African American doctors; as a result, I often would ask myself is this possible? I believe black men in white coats is an outstanding program to help aspiring African American male doctors. To conclude, with the information that was provided throughout the documentary if every African American male doctor started at their respective undergraduate and even high school. My hope would be that we can aspiring each other and eventually be the change we wish to see in this world!
This documentary is so amazing, it is a must see for all Black people. It's filled with factual information that our people need to know. Let's start promoting our kids to dream and aspire to become crafted in two fields: professional and vocational.
You have to SEE it to BE it. Powerful words and a powerful film. Thank you.