To act or not to act.

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Authors: Geoffrey Lau and Renata Leong
Date: May 17, 2021
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 193, Issue 20)
Publisher: CMA Joule Inc.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 412 words
Lexile Measure: 1070L

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Being antiracist comes at a cost.

As Dr. Patrick outlined, (1) CMAJ publishing antiracist scholarly commentary (2) has been met with criticism. Similarly, medical learners can also face resistance when standing up for ourselves.

When a patient asked me if I eat bats, I ignored it. When I was assaulted and robbed by perpetrators targeting Asians, I shrugged off the correlation to race. When I got workplace comments on how I'm tall for a Chinese guy, I laughed with the rest of them. Should I have done more or advocated for myself? Should I have fought back? We are taught that racism is...

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