Prejudice, Privilege & Racism

This past weekend I listened to a fantastic interview from The Naturopathic Medicine Institute with @dralauna and @drjaquelnd about how medical providers can best show up for our patients, leaving biases at the door.


You can listen to the 90-minute interview here: https://www.naturopathicmedicineinstitute.org/recordings/2020/The_Vital_Conversation_6-10-20.mp3


Racial discrimination has a powerful legacy in medical institutions, and it's so important to#checkyourprivilege when taking someone's life into your hands. ⁠


Here are some highlights from the interview:


#1 Do the work - if you have uncomfortable emotions around race, that's our amygdala speaking - our emotional center of our brain - and it's time to repair it. ⁠


One of my favorite tools for highlighting implicit biases is https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html⁠

These tests highlight biases that you may not know you have. There are options to test for gender, race, sexual orientation, weight, and many more. This is a gigantic first step in dissolving our biases.

#2 Dismantle old narratives - use your resources, watch documentaries that make you uncomfortable, ask questions, have conversations, read books to better yourself, listen! ⁠


There is no shame in continuing to learn and no shame in growing as a person.


#3 Vote - Racism is not new. Systemic racism gets untangled starting with you. Get registered today and contribute to positive change. ⁠

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#BlackLivesMatter

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