Speaking Truth about Medical Racism

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Program 3 in our latest webinar series

Speaking Truth: Counting Disinformation About Racial History

Thursday, November 18

In the third and final webinar in our Speaking Truth Series, we examine the history of racism in our medical system from the Tuskegee Experiment to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A June 7, 2021 article by CNN Health, “Black or ‘Other’? Doctors may be relying on race to make decisions about your health,” states that, “In 2016, researchers asked White medical students and residents about 15 alleged differences between Black and White bodies. Forty percent of first-year medical students and 25% of residents said they believed Black people have thicker skin, and 7% of all students and residents surveyed said Black people have less sensitive nerve endings. The doctors-in-training who believed these myths — and they are myths — were less likely to prescribe adequate pain medication to Black patients.”

Even Black NFL players injured with concussions are compensated differently than White players because of what’s referred to as “race correction” in medicine.

In this webinar, we’ll examine how racism has been a factor in medicine since European colonization of this continent and continues through to today as we battle inequities in access to COVID-19 treatment vaccination. We’ll also explore what changes are underway and what changes are necessary to achieve equity in medical care and treatment.

All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required and donations are appreciated.

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Note: If you already registered for any program in the series, you don’t need to register again (unless you’d like to make a donation to support the series, which we would, of course, appreciate!).

You can use the same Zoom links that you used in September or October. If you can’t find the links, you can re-register anytime, or email us on the day of the program at info@livinglegacypilgrimage.org, and you’ll receive an autoreply with the links.

Past webinars are available on demand!

If you missed either of the first (Critical Race Theory) or second (The 1619 Project) webinars in the Speaking Truth series, you can watch them and many of the earlier webinars we’ve offered on our YouTube channel.

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