In the Blackseat

S2, Episode 5 | In the Blackseat, Black in Medicine/Medical Racism

April 07, 2021 Liz M. Season 2 Episode 5
In the Blackseat
S2, Episode 5 | In the Blackseat, Black in Medicine/Medical Racism
Show Notes

The relationship between Black folks and medicine has been full of tension and betrayal for hundreds of years. From kidnapped Africans who brought their healing touch as enslaved men and women, to midwives, to brutal experiments performed on Black bodies and issues with pervasive myths about Black people, we are constantly on the defense in medical settings.

I wanted to talk about medical racism and being Black in medicine with the best of the best, so I am excited to introduce you to Dr. Breanna Freeman-Jordan and Nurse Practitioner Frances Davies (who has since retired!) We talked about their experiences with racism as professionals, how Black people should approach getting the best health care, and what Black folks considering a career in health care need to do to succeed.