In America there are a lot of disparities or biases in the medical field towards the treatment of Black Americans vs the treatment of White Americans. These disparities can be and are harmful to the black community as well as other communities of color. This presentation will hopefully shed some light on the subject as well as give direction to where you can go if you want to make a change for the better.
Medical Bias Towards Black People PowerPoint Presentation link
Emma Laige Murphy
December 2, 2021 — 12:48 am
Hello, my name is Emma and I was drawn to your presentation because I wanted to know more about what your work said. When reading your presentation I really wanted to know all of the facts that you stated about racism and where it all started and why. The assumptions that were placed onto certain races and the scientific racism and as well were very interesting to read because a lot of them I did not know were assumptions. I liked that you included both past and present doctors in the medical field whether they were nurses or doctors and what they accomplished and what they are currently doing for the medical field. Overall amazing presentation and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more on this topic and thank you for posting and letting everyone enjoy your work!
December 2, 2021 — 6:22 pm
This was a great presentation on the bias of African Americans in healthcare. While it is great that the poverty rate has dropped to 18% that is still really high. I was also a bit stunned by all the African American women that were listed as firsts for the job positions being so recent in history. It is important that young girls see people who look like them in successful leadership positions. When they start seeing them in those positions, they can also start seeing themselves in those positions.
December 3, 2021 — 2:30 am
This was a very informative and excellent presentation. I didn’t know much about the struggle and the mistrust the African Americans face in society until a while back; you see, I’m not from around here, so all of this mistreatment was a little shocking to me. With studying American history and a little bit of self-study, I came to understand the root of this mistrust. It’s quite disheartening to see even after so many years, not much has been done to gain the trust of African Americans when it comes to medicine. But at least according to your presentation some progress has been made. I hope we will see the day that bias views and poverty among groups be things of the past.
December 3, 2021 — 2:16 pm
Hi Chatiana! I really enjoyed your presentation! It was very informative, and as someone who is planning on pursuing a career in medicine, the information was very helpful to learn too. Discrimination against, misdiagnosis of, and refusal of treatment based on money and race is, unfortunately (and infuriatingly), a very real thing that occurs in our society, back then and even until now. I really appreciated that you included the interviews in your presentation as well. It helps to physically hear and see real-world examples in order to gain a better understanding of the topic at hand (although, your other slides were extremely eye-opening, too).
December 6, 2021 — 4:36 pm
Your presentation does a great job on going into depth on the issues African Americans face. I found the portion on the medical industry particularly interesting. The women of color in medicine that you highlighted are very inspiring. Representation in medicine is very important not only to inspire other African Americans in medicine, but to bridge the gap between doctors and patients of color as you pointed out. Thank you for such an educational, enjoyable presentation!
December 10, 2021 — 6:53 pm
Your presentation was very eye-opening from a statistical standpoint, as while many of us are aware of the struggles minorities face, putting a number on the problem is astonishing. I am so grateful that the number of black people in poverty now has decreased, however progress does not mean perfection and we cannot stop here. I really liked how you included the black people who have been able to be in power. Their influence is a huge stepping stone for so many other minority groups as well. I am hoping that so many others in need will benefit from people like you who continue to bring awareness to this topic, and we can continue to see statistics decrease in the area of minorities in such an unfortunate disarray. Thank you again for sharing.