As we are all confronted by the systemic racism manifested recently and which African Americans have long been faced with, we must now listen to what our colleagues are saying and work to correct injustices because together with solidarity, kindness, and compassion for one another the fight can be won, recognizing that there cannot be true justice for one without justice for all.
There are steps all of us can take individually and collectively. Many of us want to be able to do more, to be more involved, to affect change. We can start by educating ourselves and taking small steps toward societal justice, whether it is through managing health inequities, health literacy, unequal effects of climate change, economic injustice, and advocacy.
Below are a few resources. While they admittedly fall short, we hope these begin to help.
-Workshop on training residents to deal with discrimination from patients https://soundcloud.com/mountainlion-2/training-residents-to-deal-with-discrimination-from-patients-drs-eisenberg-kiefer-soriano
-The ACLU is a powerful supportive voice. There is information from ACLU on protesters’ rights. https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/
– An article in The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/american-nightmare/612457/
– A video by Neil deGrasse Tyson on being a black astrophysicist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ihNLEDiuM
– 75 things we can all do for racial justice https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234