Medicine and Society from The New England Journal of Medicine — How Structural Racism Works — Racist Policies as a Root Cause of U.S. Racial Health Inequities
Confronting racism requires not only changing individual attitudes but also transforming and dismantling the policies and institutions that undergird the U.S. racial hierarchy.
For the medical field this starts with: embracing the intellectual project of documenting the health impact of racism, increasing the availability of data that include race and ethnicity, the medical and public health communities need to turn a lens on ourselves, both as individuals and as institutions, and, finally, we should acknowledge that structural racism has been challenged, perhaps most successfully, by mass social movements. #BLM