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White Coats and Black Lives: The Internal Struggle Black Physicians Face

White Coats and Black Lives: The Internal Struggle Black Physicians Face
    When I read about Dr. Tamika Cross’ experience of being blatantly disrespected by a flight attendant on Delta Airlines, my heart was broken, but I was not surprised.  Being a black female physician of 15 years, I’ve had my share of disheartening discriminating moments from subtle spoken micro-aggressions to outright racial condescension.  However, this incident comes only days after being requested to lead a diversity workshop because a group of black students were reprimanded by their professor for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement by simply wearing black t-shirts and gathering to take a picture.  I must call...
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Saffron & Pepper Fish Stew

Saffron & Pepper Fish Stew
A lovely light fish stew featuring cod and plaice, with wonderful Mediterranean flavor. Enjoy!! Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, half chopped finely, half sliced, then quartered 2 large garlic cloves, chopped finely 1 red pepper, sliced 1 green pepper, sliced a pinch of sea salt a half a tsp of ground black pepper half of a butternut squash, diced 1 fennel bulb, sliced 1 large vine ripened tomato, diced a good pinch of saffron threads 2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried thyme half a tsp dried parsley 4 strips of orange zest 250ml white...
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Racial Bias Amongst Physicians: Ignorance is Not Bliss

Racial Bias Amongst Physicians: Ignorance is Not Bliss
   In the current climate today, the awareness of racial discrimination has risen in most communities. However, dealing with racial bias in medicine is a rare topic, and while few studies have been done to show that racial bias and micro-aggressions do exist and have an impact on the care of our patients, racial bias within the physician community is not widely discussed.   Though not a popular topic, racial bias does exist towards physicians of color. It may be perpetrated by fellow physicians, academia, medical administration, and medical organizations. The studies that have mentioned racial bias in respect to the...
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