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Medical School, Blackness and Blame

A New York Times opinion piece by Dr. Damon Tweedy. Click on image to read more.


The medical field is one that is not flawless, Damon Tweedy points out why in his piece. Dr. Tweedy is a Black psychiatrist at Duke University, and he has witnessed how harmful racial prejudices have been to Black patients and professionals in the field.


What does it mean when people find it hard to trust an institution that is meant to heal them? Changes from the inside need to occur to positively affect everything else. This problem of racial inequity has persisted in so many communities for too long because the roots were infected. Dr. Tweedy shares his insight about the relationship between being Black and medical schools.

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