Event Title

“Dr.” George Zimmerman: Racial Profiling in Medicine

Location

Panel One

Event Website

http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/csrrr

Start Date

20-3-2013 9:00 AM

Description

The alleged profiling of Trayvon Martin spawned a national debate about racism and legal power. While many believe racism is an issue of the past, racial profiling dangerously influences many factions of the health care industry. Science often justifies racial stigmas through race-based medicine and disparities research. From the past to the present, race characterizes a dual existence in medicine. Scholars have widely debated racism’s presence in this approach. Institutional racism in the health care industry spans centuries and stretches. Medical education historically accepted the premise of Black inferiority. Today the legal contradictions within the American constitutional framework often ignore the reality and repercussions of racial profiling in medicine. This paper synthesizes the literature on how the law, medical institutions, and societal attitudes of racism bleed into medicine.

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Mar 20th, 9:00 AM

“Dr.” George Zimmerman: Racial Profiling in Medicine

Panel One

The alleged profiling of Trayvon Martin spawned a national debate about racism and legal power. While many believe racism is an issue of the past, racial profiling dangerously influences many factions of the health care industry. Science often justifies racial stigmas through race-based medicine and disparities research. From the past to the present, race characterizes a dual existence in medicine. Scholars have widely debated racism’s presence in this approach. Institutional racism in the health care industry spans centuries and stretches. Medical education historically accepted the premise of Black inferiority. Today the legal contradictions within the American constitutional framework often ignore the reality and repercussions of racial profiling in medicine. This paper synthesizes the literature on how the law, medical institutions, and societal attitudes of racism bleed into medicine.

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