I just read The unidentified cause of one man’s hypertension: Racism, an article written by Dr. Pamela Wible and posted at the KevinMd blog.
Racism does more than oppress. It can kill. Increasing tolerance, equality, and understanding are still goals we should strive to obtain.
Recognizing the social situations people live in and helping them become well with an eye to understanding those social pressures is one of my interests. I hope to remember this article and keep it in mind when trying to heal patients.