Dear white people

Krys E. Foster, Christina N. Johnson, Diana N. Carvajal, Cleveland Piggott, Kristin Reavis, Jennifer Y.C. Edgoose, Tricia C. Elliott, Marji Gold, José E. Rodríguez, Judy C. Washington

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We are living in unprecedented times. While the world is grappling with COVID-19, we find the horrors of racism looming equally large as we, yet again, confront lurid deaths in the center of the news cycle of Black and brown people from police bias and brutality. Those of us who have been championing antiracism and justice work and bearing the burden of the “minority tax” have been overwhelmed by sudden asks from our well-intentioned White colleagues of how to best respond. In the tone of the Netflix series, “Dear White People,” we further emphasize that we are not alone in trying to reach out to you, our White colleagues and leaders. Please hear our story and heed our call to action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Anti-racism
  • Health disparities
  • Minority tax
  • Racial justice
  • Racism
  • Underrepresented in medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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