Microaggressions in Everyday Life – Bryan K. Hotchkins, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, and a Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Inclusive Excellence at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He spoke at the College of Medicine – Phoenix on Microaggressions in Everyday Life.
What are microaggressions? How do they occur in our everyday lives? How can microaggressions be counteracted on an individual and societal level? This interactive workshop answered these questions and discussed the ways educational institutions can better inform students, faculty and staff to deal with the cumulative affects of microaggressions commonly known as racial battle fatigue.
Diversity Learning Series – Association of America Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity Policy and Programs has a set of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, as well as presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.
Dorothy Roberts: The problem with Race-Based Medicine – Dorothy Roberts, law and sociology professor at University of Pennsylvania, has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient's skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. "It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy," she says, "and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us." The article, Medical Schools are Slowly Starting to Integrate More Teaching about Race into Their Curricula (PDF), examines how Minnesota physician, Dr. Brooke Cunningham, is teaching students to think about race as a system of social stratification, not a biologically valid category.