Anti-Racism Resources

In our commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, we have created a repository of anti-racism resources to compliment current offerings. New online modules along with trainings, workshops, and professional development are being launched to support this effort.

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Texas Diversity Council “Juneteenth: A Conversation with Dr. George Wright

A Message from the President’s Office

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents:

At UT Health San Antonio, we pride ourselves in the rich diversity present on our campus. We respect the many cultural backgrounds represented here and consider it an institutional strength.

Fostering inclusion and diversity is foundational to our university mission because it demonstrates a sense of belonging and it ensures everyone is treated with respect, and have agency and voice, no matter one’s race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage, nationality, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status.

It is in the context of our university’s respect for all people that we view the recent attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in our country so jarring. These are not isolated events; close to 4,000 of these incidents targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islander persons have been reported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these attacks have increased over the past year.

The occurrence of violence and the frequency of anti-Asian hate speech at a time when we need maximum unity and commitment to the public good and health is troubling and stressful. It is at a moment like this that we should reaffirm our commitment to a safe and supportive work and learning environment for everyone at our campus. Extending empathy, increasing educational awareness and becoming active allies through bystander intervention are some of the many ways we can take genuine, proactive action to help each other and our greater community.

Listed below are several supportive resources available to our campus community should individual assistance be needed. As we navigate these times, we hope our campus community finds inspiriting our university’s unwavering fidelity to inclusion and respect as we reject divisiveness, rancor and violence.

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Health Equity

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
President and Professor of Medicine

President Henrich

UT Health San Antonio

Vice Dean Collins

Office for Inclusion & Diversity
Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Dean Hromas

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Helpful Resources on Anti-Racism

Resources on Anti-Asian Sentiment

 

Films
  • Fruitvale Station
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)
    Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon)
    Netflix
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada)
    Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)
    Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien)
    Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
    Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)
    Available to rent
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
    Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
    Available to rent
  • King in the Wilderness
    HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)
    Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
    Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
    Available to rent
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)
    Netflix

Featured Videos

 

“Why does the killing of unarmed blacks continue to happen?” asks political scientist Megan Ming Francis, M.A., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. She makes an urgent case for a new approach to these tragic deaths, explaining that we need to look at the deeper causes of systemic racism rather than settle for easy fixes.| WATCH VIDEO

What is a healthy racial identity for a White person, and how do we help our White children develop one? Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Religion at Drake University discusses her book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, as well her personal journey towards anti-racist organizing, educating, and child rearing. | LISTEN

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts, JD has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. “It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy,” she says, “and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us.” | WATCH VIDEO

Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral University, developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination. | WATCH VIDEO