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School
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC02H3
Professor
Denis Maxwell
Semester
Winter

Description
HLTC02 WINTER 2013 Week #6: Sucutaneous Scars: A Black Physician Shares What if Feels like to be on the Receiving End of Racial Prejudice despite a Successful Career by Vanessa Northington Gamble  Faculty member at a Midwestern university school of medicine  For medical professionals of color, they often face isolation, mistaken for janitors, maids and dietary workers, more intensely scrutinized than their white classmates by security guards and attending physicians  Despite our credentials, achievements and white jackets, our race would make it ipossible for some people to see us physicians  Possible remedies: increase number of faculty of color, augement the resources of the multicultural affairs office and add more multicultural topics to the curriculum  Stereotypical angry black woman: an impression that I did not want to leave on an audience who did not know me Other Times  Questioning of a person or mistaking them for a maid can impact self confidence of a p
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