Racism and Discrimination: Let's practice what we preach

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Parveen Kumar DBE, BSc, MD, DM, DEd, FRCP, FRCP(L&E), FRCPath, FIAP
Mala Rao OBE


With the world in turmoil,  an unexpected and tragic consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been its disproportionate impact on the British Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The pandemic led to an excessive number of deaths in these populations and revealed long-standing inequalities that began many years ago. This indictment raises questions about the extent to which racism and discrimination remain deeply rooted in British society.  Have the diverse groups that together constitute the rich fabric of British society not heard, or do they choose to be deaf and blind to the suffering caused by racism and discrimination?

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Modi, N., Kumar, P., & Rao, M. (2020). Racism and Discrimination: Let’s practice what we preach. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(3). https://doi.org/10.38192/13.3.19
Author Biographies

Neena Modi MB ChB MD FRCP FRCPCH FFPM FMedSci, Imperial College London, UK

Professor of Neonatal Medicine | Consultant| Imperial College London

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust | 369 Fulham Road | London | SW10 9NH 

Parveen Kumar DBE, BSc, MD, DM, DEd, FRCP, FRCP(L&E), FRCPath, FIAP, Barts & The London School of Medicine, London UK

Parveen Kumar is Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine,
Queen Mary University of London and past president of the UK Medical Women’s Federation; 

Mala Rao OBE, Imperial College London, UK

Professor of Public Health, Imperial College London; medical adviser Workforce Race
Equality Strategy NHS England and co-founder of the NHS Race and Health Observatory;


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