…ssive voice to obscure agency. Instead, let us consider that, whether purposefully or inadvertently, leaders in medicine are actively blocking the pipeline in many cases. Now that we have clarified our language, we know where to focus our attention. Not just on those wh…
Shekinah Elmore, MD, MPH
They are maintaining a majority, and it is not simply cherubic ‘ignorance.’ In my 30+ years of dealing with corporations, including hospitals (which are corporations), EVERY effort is made to maintain that white majority at higher levels, inclusive of inviting in white women as a ‘minority.’ And black people are frequently placed at the bottom of the hierarchy due to the internalized anti-Blackness that comes with white supremacy.
Thanks for this great essay.