PCOM's Office of Diversity and Community Relations provides resources to examine topics, conversations and terms about social justice and anti-racism.
Content includes web articles, videos, TEDTalks, podcasts and book recommendations. These resources are divided into beginner, intermediate and experienced levels.Social Justice Resources (PDF)
|Beginner||Article||Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence||
Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining
Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH
Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH
|Beginner||Article||Henrietta Lacks and Her Remarkable Cells Will Finally See Some Payback||
Amy Dockser Marcus
|Beginner||Article||In Her Words: Where Women Rule the Headlines||
Female students of color discuss gender and race during medical school and residencies.
|Beginner||Article||How Microaggressions in Health Care Hurt Minorities||
|Beginner||Podcast||1619: How the Bad Blood Started||
In the United States, racial health disparities have been as foundational as democracy itself.
1619 is an audio series from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
|Beginner||TEDTalk||The problem with race-based medicine||
Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Watch the TEDTalk video or read the transcript.
|Intermediate||Article||White Privilege in a White Coat||
Dr. Romano, a white physician, reflects on ways racial privilege influenced his experiences as a caucasian medical student learning medicine.
Max Romano, MD, MPH
|Intermediate||Book||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks||
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans
Harriet A. Washington
|Intermediate||TEDTalk||The Difference Between Being “Not Racist” and Antiracist||
There is no such thing as being "not racist." In this discussion, Kendi defines antiracism and how we can more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs.
|Intermediate||Podcast||Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health||
The Code Switch, an NPR podcast, explores race, diversity and social justice issues in modern America.
Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Mary Frances Winters