Medical Monday

The Law and Genetics of Racial Profiling in Medicine

Erik Lillquist
Charles A. Sullivan
Modern medicine has embraced the use of race. 
Race is routinely employed by medical researchers, 
clinicians, and community health officials.
Moreover, medicine’s use of race is not done in the shadows, 
but right before our eyes. 
Physicians note our race when treating us and medical researchers 
routinely publish results that 
classify subjects based on race.
Researchers debate the relative merits of using race in prominent 
journals and doctors have freely 
claimed in major newspapers that they use race. 
Recently, the New York Times featured Dr. Sally Satel 
on the cover of its Magazine Section 
proudly proclaiming,
“I am a racially profiling doctor.”

Source: Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review





2 Responses to “Medical Monday”
  1. Kelly says:

    Yes! Tell it like it is!

  2. Catherine Lewis says:

    I’m with you, Kelly. It only makes sense to tell it like it is! Ironic, isn’t it, that we have medical science and the legal system agreeing with what is patently obvious?

    To quote a late friend of mine, “We’ve only just begun . . .”

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