Dear White People in Emergency Medicine

Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Nov;78(5):587-592. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.08.004. Epub 2021 Sep 29.


We, emergency physicians of color, are not okay. We are living and working through a pandemic that has disproportionately affected our communities and a year in which we cannot escape our lived experiences of police brutality. We see you, dear White people in emergency medicine, and are glad you want to support us. However, let us guide you in supporting our cause.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Black or African American / psychology*
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • Emergency Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Culture*
  • Pandemics
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Racism*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Violence
  • White People*