8 quotes from Black women in health that reveal the field's pervasive racism

Katie Adams - Print  | 

Most industries are fraught with racism and bias, but racism within the medical and wellness industries is particularly problematic, as the way people are treated in these spaces can often directly affect their physical health as well as their mental well-being.

The Cut recently interviewed Black women working as leaders in the medical and wellness industries to better understand the the microaggressions, hostility, exploitation and discrimination they have experienced and are facing in their field. Below are eight quotes from those interviews. 

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