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Can We Talk: A Selfish Post.

(Hi everyone! I wrote this piece a few weeks ago when life was just a little much. I almost didn’t share it, but I felt that it was important to be vulnerable in hopes that it would help someone else. 711 more words


I remember the first time I was called the N-word. I was around eleven years old and my family was driving to Virginia Beach for a family vacation. 903 more words

The Magical Negro: Validating Black Patients' Pain.

Recently, there have been multiple news articles addressing how Black people are not receiving adequate validation of their pain in healthcare settings. Jahi McMath’s case was a prime example of this. 1,138 more words

Minority Physician Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Haughton

We are back with another Minority Physician Spotlight. Multiple studies have shown that minorities prefer and open up more to minority physicians.  This recurring series will profile a minority physician as we chat about their motivations as a physician and their thoughts on bioethics. 749 more words

White Deaths May Be Up, But That is Only Part of the Story

Experts who attribute a rise in the deaths of white people in recent years to economic “despair” might be missing the forest for the trees, according to Dornsife School of Public Health Dean… 599 more words

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Minority Physician Spotlight: Dr. Jaysson Brooks

Multiple studies have shown that minorities prefer and open up more to minority physicians. Most of you also know that one of the goals of this blog is to encourage minorities to insert themselves into the healthcare system. 1,101 more words

THE TOOLKIT: Addressing Racism, Silence, and Privilege in Higher Education and Healthcare

(Every once in a while, I love to have someone else take over the blog for the week and elaborate on their own personal contributions to healthcare and minority health in general. 690 more words