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Racism in Medicine and Healthcare

A guide to anti-racist resources at UNLV and beyond to promote racial and ethnic equity in medicine and healthcare

About this guide

This guide is meant to help introduce you to the inequities racial and ethnic minorities face - particularly in regard to medicine and healthcare in the United States - through providing resources available across the UNLV Libraries System and the internet. 

The UNLV Lied Library also has an excellent Anti-Oppression Guide for additional resources. 

Photo of a person with brown skin holding a light-skinned newborn over a scale in a hospital setting.

Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash

None of the lists in this guide are exhaustive, but serve to highlight some of the most relevant resources we currently have available.

We hope you find time to read, watch, listen, and discuss these resources and find them useful for your personal and professional growth. Education is important, but our ultimate goal is to help you gain knowledge in order to take action to end prejudice, dismantle white supremacist systems, and contribute to improving care for all.

Land acknowledgment

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas wishes to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities of this region, and recognize that the university is situated on the unceded, traditional homelands of the Nuwu (noo·woo), Southern Paiute (pai·oot) People. We offer gratitude for the land itself, for those who have stewarded it for generations, and for the opportunity to study, learn, work, and be in community with this land.

To learn more about the history and culture of the Southern Paiute, visit the Southern Paiute Consortium website and explore the National Park Service’s Southern Paiute Cultural History Guide.

Genocide and violence against indigenous people across North America due to colonialism continues to leave a legacy of pain and suffering. 

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