SAY THEIR NAMES.
Understand your Privilege (it is uncomfortable)
If you are White, no one is saying your life is not hard or that you have not struggled. It means that your life is not even harder because of the color of your skin.
An excellent systemic racism video.
*NEVER FORGET THAT RACISM. IS. A. PUBLIC. HEALTH. ISSUE (as is police brutality). You are treated differently in the healthcare system based on where you live and the color of your skin, whether you want to believe it or not. It happens consciously and subconsciously. It is called implicit bias.
–> Here is some US healthcare disparity info. <–
*Black women are still DYING more than White women during childbirth even when SES, job, education level, and all other factors are equal. Read How America is Failing its Black Mothers.
Support BLM & Educate Yourself
*Nurses & HCP: move beyond cultural competency to cultural humility!!
You must now be actively ANTI-racist. Challenge your racist family members and/or coworkers. Stop saying “all lives matter” when they clearly don’t. Take a stand or this world won’t ever change. #BlackLivesMatter #NoJusticeNoPeace