“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ Being an anti-racist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination." – Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
The Department of Psychiatry is committed to being actively anti-racist, with a resolve to ensure our behaviors as healers, educators, and administrators meet these ideals. By very deliberately choosing to be anti-racist, we become actively conscious about race and racism and are compelled to take actions to end racial inequities in our daily lives and the lives of our patients, students, and colleagues.
April 26, 2021: Derek Chauvin Convictions
April 14, 2021: How Education and Research Can Help Fix Health Care Inequity
March 19, 2021: Department of Psychiatry Condemns Anti-Asian Violence