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Racial Justice Statement

The Heersink School of Medicine condemns racism in all of its forms.

  We acknowledge the existence of stereotyping, bias, discrimination, prejudice, microaggressions, and other forms of racism, and we commit to proactively working to eradicate inequalities. As an academic medical center, we understand that health disparities and barriers to health care exist; we also acknowledge that many other forms of systemic racism are present in our nation. We recognize that we are not immune to these kinds of failings and that we are in a position of influence to work towards eliminating them. We commit to taking on that leadership in Alabama and beyond. Furthermore, we acknowledge Birmingham’s important civil rights legacy. Daily, we strive to make our city a beacon of hope. We stand with our students, trainees, faculty, and staff in this commitment at all times.

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