“Everyone’s a little bit Racist, sometimes. Doesn’t mean we go around committing Hate crimes. Look around and You will find, No one’s really Color-blind. Maybe it’s a fact We all should face. Everyone makes Judgments… Based on race.” ­—Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist (Avenue Q; Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx)


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Advocacy, Health Equity, Leadership, Administration, & Career Planning, Medical Education, SGIM, Social Justice

Author Descriptions

Since December 2014, medical trainees have called on medicine to address issues that affect health, specifically to dismantle racism and take a stand against issues, such as policy brutality. To meet these calls to action, the Council has begun to outline SGIM’s commitment to anti-racism. We must not only focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within SGIM but also work to change the structure and functions of the Society.