‘Black Man in a White Coat’ – a doctor’s memoir on race and medicine

All this adds up to a lot of self-questioning. African-Americans making their way in predominantly white fields have written before about feeling out of place wherever they are. African-American doctors have written before about the challenges of working in a profession where few colleagues share their skin color. But it’s rare to find anyone willing to examine the vicissitudes of their own feelings so rigorously, like someone constantly unpicking pieces of clothing to see the stitches.

Source: Review: In ‘Black Man in a White Coat,’ a Doctor Navigates Bruising Terrain – The New York Times

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