Anti-Black Racism, Health & Health Care
A Reckoning—and a Path Forward
This event took place on June 9, 2022.
A new report calls on the field of bioethics to take the lead in efforts to remedy racial injustice and health inequities in the United States. The editors of the report, “A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism Through Intergenerational Dialogue,” expanded on its ideas and discussed next steps in a virtual discussion with Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor and Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Report editors are:
Faith E. Fletcher, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
Keisha S. Ray, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Virginia A. Brown, Department of Population Health, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; and
Patrick T. Smith, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine, Duke University.
The special report represents a collaboration between an independent antiracism task force of bioethicists from across the United States and The Hastings Center, as part of the Center’s health equity initiative.
The event was sponsored by The Greenwall Foundation.