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Structural Racism in Health Care Resources

We understand that “structural racism in health care” is a broad topic. Structural racism is a starting point for the discussion and is defined as: a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist. The resources included below is not an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to continue finding your own additional resources and share them with others so that we all continue to learn.

Professional Organizations - Statements Against Racism


Becoming an Ally in Addressing Structural Racism in Health Care

Books, Videos, and General Anti-Racist Resources


  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.
  • Race Talk and The Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
  • Confronting Racism: Integrating Mental Health Research Into Legal Strategies and Reforms
  • Measuring the Effects of Racism
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • How To Be An Antiracist
  • The Myth of Racial Color Blindness


General Anti-Racist Resources

May 26, 2022