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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH
Please stop reading White Fragility. Stop recommending it. Stop sharing it.
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
Read Killing the Black Body or Fatal Invention by Read Racecraft by Barbara and Karen Fields Read Medical Apartheid by Read The Warmth of Other Suns by Read Sister Citizen by Read The Pushout by
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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White Fragility caters to readers who want controlled self-flagellation for their complicity and participation in systems that deeply harm folks of color and Black folks in particular.
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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The intersecting forms of violence that shorten Black lives do not come from a social, economic, or political position of “fragility.” It comes from the forces outlined in these books. Then Read “This Bridge Called My Back” to understand why I shouldn’t even have to say this.
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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And to the folks of color and Black Women in particular who are being asked to be everything for everyone right now. To work, teach, support and show up (often for free) everywhere. I see you. I love you. If you can, read The Bridge Poem by Kate Rushin
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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To be clear, I am suggesting these books because they provide actual analysis. The authors situate that analysis within ideological traditions they clearly name. And they explicitly interrogate the intersecting forms of oppression that power institutional racism. This is the bar.
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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If your favorite text on racism is not doing these things, it is insufficient to prepare you to confront and abolish racism and its many ill effects.
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Aubrey Hill Jun 27
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Thank you. I’m going to change my organizations recommendations for reading
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Rhea Boyd MD, MPH Jun 27
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Amazing! Yes please do.
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Dr Asha Jun 27
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I agree with your statement & book list, but many whites will read these books and say that not me and miss the whole point without first acknowledging their own bias / privilege, which is why I have recommended White fragility as a basic step 1 especially among white doctors
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