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Anti-Racism and Social Justice Resources

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.

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Diversity Resources

Level Medium Title Details
Level Medium Title Details
Beginner Article Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence

Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining
Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education

Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH
Children's Hospital Oakland

Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

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Beginner Article Genetic Privacy

Genetic Privacy: We Must Learn from the Story of Henrietta Lacks

Maninder Ahluwalia
NewScientist.com

Beginner Article Henrietta Lacks and Her Remarkable Cells Will Finally See Some Payback

Henrietta Lacks and Her Remarkable Cells Will Finally See Some Payback

Amy Dockser Marcus
The Wall Street Journal

Beginner Article In Her Words: Where Women Rule the Headlines

In Her Words: Where Women Rule the Headlines

Female students of color discuss gender and race during medical school and residencies.

Emma Goldberg
The New York Times

Beginner Article How Microaggressions in Health Care Hurt Minorities

How microaggressions in health care hurt minorities

Kara Zarei
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Beginner Podcast 1619: How the Bad Blood Started

Episode 4: 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

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.

Dorothy Roberts
University of Pennsylvania

Intermediate Article White Privilege in a White Coat

White Privilege in a White Coat: How Racism Shaped my Medical Education

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

Rebecca Skloot

Intermediate Book Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from
Colonial Times to the Present

Harriet A. Washington

Intermediate TEDTalk The Difference Between Being “Not Racist” and Antiracist

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.

Ibram Kendi
Author, historian

Intermediate Podcast Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

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.

Experienced Book Black Fatigue

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Mary Frances Winters

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