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The articles you posted are very enlightening. It is disheartening to see such prevalence of this intolerance and the gaps in wages/opportunities/employment. It has been long known that BIPOC communities have been discriminated against and shown to have poorer health outcomes, along with having more limited access to healthcare, and it should go to figure that the challenges would also extend to the employment sphere. I agree that it is absolutely vital to educate institutions on the stereotypes presented in the media. The second article mentions good tools such as the Harvard implicit association test that can help us all understand the biases that we’ve integrated into our lives, both consciously and unconsciously. Creating committees in our institutions that work to serve the staff in developing awareness and knowledge of implicit bias and racism could go a long way to creating a more harmonious and inclusive environment that should improve not only staff morale and cohesiveness, but extend to patients and improve outcomes.