I’m hoping Bones on Star Trek and all the other doctors in the Federation universe already knew this stuff.
“Malone Mukwende (above), a second-year student at St George’s, University of London, created the “Mind the Gap” booklet to help doctors learn how to spot and analyze certain conditions on dark skin.” — Atlanta Black Star
I know, I know. He looks 12. But I work in a hospital. Believe me all the med students/residents look like that.
For me this is why confronting all the aspects of systemic racism can feel overwhelming. It’s everywhere, in every crack and crevice. It starts with “flesh” colored Band Aids (if you’re white) and frolics about until you are dismissing a rash on a Black person because it isn’t red on white people like you were taught. But a lot of things in life are overwhelming. To mix all the metaphors, we just put on our big girl panties, take one step at a time, and don’t jump off the bridge until you get to it. Kidding, please don’t jump off the bridge. Just wade into the river from the side, silly.
Photo credit: Atlanta Black Star/St. George’s, University of London