Racism and the journal - The outrage, the crossed wires, the explanations

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Racism and the journal - The outrage, the crossed wires, the explanations

Matire Harwood sitting on a park bench
Papakura GP and Auckland University associate professor of population health Matire Harwood recounts personal experiences of racism in health – from general practice receptionists, to GPs and specialists

A peer review process escalated into accusations of racism before being elevated into an unflinching editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal. Alan Perrott backgrounds an academic stoush about attitudes and equity

“What are you going to do about the Māori smokers who are bringing this on themselves?” It was this loaded question that clearly lay behind comment
References

Selak V, Rahiri J-L, Jackson R et al. Acknowledging and acting on racism in the health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. NZ Med J 2020;133,1521:7–13.