Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Emergency Medicine


Dr. Tom Colletti


Racism remains part of the human condition. Throughout history, it has transcended both time and place. Present-day United States is no different. Health and health care disparities based on race are widely documented and acknowledged. Structural or institutional racism and cultural racism have been identified as the underlying causative factors. The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought widespread attention to these issues. A commitment to both systemic and personal change is necessary to eradicate this type of racial inequity.


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