May. 1st, 2013

Appalled

May. 1st, 2013 06:34 am
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Just appalled that the implicit (jeez, explicit!) conclusions being drawn about "race card project" program I just heard on NPR essentially approves of racism slowing a man down by summarizing their impression of this black man's story who sits down in the examining room (to stay purposefully non-'uppity') as one of how "pressure" (racism) forces so-n-so to be a better doctor in this age of health insurance companies obsession with the bottom line. This program was supposed to be about race, not about doctoring in the modern American capitalist age.

The fact this doctor does it because of racism makes it wrong. The fact that you approve, intellectually, of a doctor spending more time with each patient merely obscures the matter by throwing an "see, it's all OK, really, because we like the effect of this racism on us, therefore, racism's all right" cast on the entire proceeding.

Bad call, NPR. Bad call.

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