Systemic racism in global health: a personal reflection

Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, August 2021
Olusanya B.O.

Racism, colonialism, and White supremacy are synonymous terms for the pervasive injustice towards Black people that has attracted unprecedented public attention after the US police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in 2020. The surge of public emotions and anger was arguably ignited by the vivid exposure of this endemic societal evil. Leading medical journals and institutions have also pledged to take action against racism in global health.