"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Saturday 13 June 2020
Racism is a health emergency
recently wrote a blog with quotes from Richard Horton. You can read
it here. As Editor of The Lancet, one of the world’s most
prestigious medical journals, he has now written an Editorial.(The Lancet, 13 June 2020)
is a public health emergency of global concern …Those working in
science, medicine, and public health must be representative of the
societies they seek to help. But more than that, we have a duty to
seek equality as a matter of justice and rights. Anti-racism is a
struggle that everybody must join.” read it Here
also wrote recently about the corrupting influence of the honours
system in the charity I co-founded. Here.
Horton is living and working bravely in the spirit of the Lancet’s radical
tradition and I am delighted that his name with the prefix ‘Dr’ is unlikely to ever be replaced with ‘Sir’.