Medical Students use momentum of antiracism movement to advocate for change.
Ian Simpson-Shelton, MD, speaks at the University of California San Diego Anti-Racism Coalition Day of Action on June 8, 2020. Credit: Tyler Kirchberg
AntiRacism Journal Club
Welcome to the Antiracism Journal Club, where brief articles/podcasts/videos are shared for reflection.
Article #1. COVID-19 Pandemic, Unemployment, and Civil Unrest
Article #2. Diagnosing and Treating Systemic Racism
Article #3. TedTalk by Dr. Camara Jones, MD, PhD, engaging storyteller, national thought leader, and expert on the effects of racism and social inequalities on personal health. Dr. Jones serves on the faculty at Emory, and previously served on the faculty at Harvard and Morehouse. She is a valued lecturer at the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
"The Gardener's Tale" is a simple, elegant, and powerful example of privilege and systemic (institutionalized), personally mediated, and internalized racism.
Article #4. Dr. Jones defines institutional=structural racism as "differential access to the goods, services, and opportunities of society by race. Institutionalized racism is normative, sometimes legalized, and often manifests as inherited disadvantage. It is structural, having been codified in our institutions of custom, practice, and law, so there need not be an identifiable perpetrator."
Please reflect on the impact of persistent Structural Racism in Indigenous communities, where plumbing poverty (40% of Navajo households lack running water) is ubiquitous.
Article #5. David R. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Article #6. Podcast with our own Founding Dean of UCSD Public Health School, Dr. Cheryl Anderson on "How Redlining Contributed to Health Disparities"
Other Resources Justice in June App: https://justiceinjune.org This app provides 10/25/45 minute antiracism trainings per day. Our MS2s have reviewed the content and provided an incredible, thoughtful and meticulous review of the content in the app. Please view the summary of the Justice in June app HERE.