Forced to uphold white supremacy, until we couldn’t anymore
Banerjee, A., Tan, A. (2022, novembre)
PERSPECTIVES|THE ART OF MEDICINE| The Lancet
VOL. 400/ Num. 10366 | 2 p.
Racism, white supremacy, and power have come under intimate inquiry, and deeper perspectives are coming to the fore as we reckon with structural injustices, societally and within our professions in medicine, public health, and academia. Our respective fields can no longer deny the existence of systemic racism and how it affects the health of Indigenous, Black, and racialised diaspora communities. The very practice of medicine perpetuates colonialism and racism on multiple levels, such as erroneously including race as a risk factor for disease and the dominance of Euro-ethnocentric scientific methods in medicine. As settler women of Chinese and South Asian descent in Canada, we are trying to make sense of the societal upheavals that have shaken us while existing in the liminal professional space we occupy.