Healthcare racism investigation should go beyond “bad apples” to systemic roots, says Indigenous doctor

Rocky Mountain Goat: Dr. Terri Aldred doesn’t recall her time in medical school altogether fondly. “I grew up in a very remote place. I was very poor. I’m indigenous and I’m a woman,” said the member of Tl’Azt’En Nation who practices primary care medicine in Indigenous communities in northern B.C. “I didn’t have an easy go of it.” Particularly demoralizing was the so-called ‘soft racism’ or microaggressions. “It was kind of from all angles, in a lot of ways.”

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