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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

Guide Introduction


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.

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

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

UNLV University Libraries recognizes that UNLV sits on the unceded land of the Southern Paiutes, descendants of the Tudinu, or Desert People,  who have lived along the Colorado River since 1100 A.D. and extended north and west into the areas known today as Southern Nevada, Utah, and California. UNLV also acknowledges that the University and members of the UNLV community has, and continues to, benefit from the use of Southern Paiute land.  As one of the most diverse universities in the United States, UNLV University Libraries believes it is important to recognize the use of Southern Paiute land as part of its mission to be a welcoming and inclusive place for learning.

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 continue to leave a negative legacy, including a tragically high rate of youth suicide. Consider learning more and contributing to efforts to end American Indian suicide by visiting the Indian Health Services' Suicide Prevention and Care Program website. 

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