We need to do more. Let us make sure to not be silent. Let us make sure to check in on those amongst us who may need the most support. Let us redouble our efforts to understand and reflect on our own biases and privilege. To use the phrase coined by Ibram X. Kendi, let us learn to be anti-racist. This is the only path to building an equitable culture.
The Department of Surgery is hosting a department-wide virtual town hall via Zoom for faculty members, house officers, and staff to create an open dialogue on this topic.