Tag Archives: Racism in Health Care

Cierra Sisters Host Annual World Cancer Day Event Dedicated to Embracing Knowledge

by Chamidae Ford


Bridgette Hempstead, the founder of Cierra Sisters, received her breast cancer diagnosis on her 35th birthday. A diagnosis she had to fight tooth and nail to get. 

When Hempstead went to the doctor intending to get a mammogram, her doctor urged her not to — not just because she was young, but because she was Black.

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OPINION: Skirting Death by Implicit Bias at the Doctor’s Office

by Ralina L. Joseph


A couple of years ago racism almost killed the love of my life, my husband, the father of our two children. The attempted murder didn’t come about through police violence or Karens trying to regulate his use of public space. Instead it came through the hands of the very people who should be improving the quality of his life: his doctors. 

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