One theme has gripped the collective conscience of the nation for the last year. One theme has connected Ferguson, Missouri, to Staten Island, New York, to Charleston, South Carolina. One theme has destroyed neighborhoods, incited riots, and terrorized churches.
That theme is racism. Unfortunately, it’s also found a way into our health care system.
Black and white
In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a groundbreaking report stating African-American individuals …