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What is systemic racism?

The term “systemic racism” has been used frequently in recent months. What do we mean by that? Systemic racism is discrimination that is rooted in society’s systems, such as institutions, housing, government, education, policy, etc.

Just Mercy: 3 things I learned

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, I’ve made it a point to better educate myself about the injustices experienced by Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the US. There is a long history of systemic racism in our country, some of which I was aware of and some I wasn’t.

Implicit bias in healthcare

Systemic racism is often rooted in the implicit or hidden biases of the individuals who make up those systems. It’s present in most, if not all, social systems, including health care. Implicit bias is bias we often do not know we have.