Bearing Witness

When we have a tax structure that benefits the few over the many, when we prioritize police department budgets over healthcare, housing, education, and social welfare, we diminish the lives, the hopes and dreams, and the vast human potential of a large section of our fellow Americans, and we are lesser as a country for it.  Perhaps if we rebalanced our priorities, we wouldn’t be asking ourselves why people of color have suffered disproportionately from the coronavirus, or how a police officer can crush the neck and chest of an innocent black man with impunity.  It would be a great start, but it still would not be enough.
We have to be honest and face the hard truth that racism has been programmed into our culture, into our institutions, and into each of us, often in subtle ways that may not be readily obvious.  
Doctors of the World was founded on the principle of offering care to the most vulnerable people among us while also bearing witness to, and calling out the conditions that cause disparities in health outcomes.  As a global organization, we can be proud of our activist ethos, values and history.  But these laurels are not strong enough for us to rest upon, especially in this fraught moment. 

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