One of many relevant sections of the AMSA PPP: “[AMSA] RECOGNIZES discrimination of any form is a public health concern especially as regards its impact on access to health care, socioeconomic status, exposure to violence, and social isolation and alienation”
The death of George Floyd has sparked protests in all 50 states. Floyd is one of many Black Americans who have been killed by the police in recent years, and his murder seems to many to be the culmination and tipping point of centuries of Black suffering at the hands of those in power in America. According to NPR, Black Americans are killed by the police at rates twice as high as the rate of white Americans. This inequity in violence constitutes a public health crisis.
If you’re living in the U.S., or likely anywhere in the world about now, this moment in history has been impossible to miss. The question is, what can you do as a medical student to drive change in the direction of anti-racism?
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We as an organization want to hear from you as we move forward together. Are there any resources or support that AMSA can offer? Comment below or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.
If you haven’t yet, read AMSA’s previous statement.