Anti-Racism Statement

UA healthcare workers and faculty kneeling in front of the College of Medicine's building entrance. Courtesy Dr. Taylor Riall.“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.

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