Feb 21, 2021
Jonathan and Chris discuss the impact of racism within the Canadian healthcare system with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, an associate professor at Dalhousie University and the current holder of the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. They talk about the effect of the pandemic on minorities and racialized groups, and why there’s more to Africa than elephants.
1:58 A Chair in Black Canadian Studies
4:40 Black medical students
11:14 The pandemic’s effect on minorities
17:08 The grey economy
18:07 Biological versus socioeconomic risk factors
28:48 How to have conversations about systemic racism
32:53 Canada’s “universal healthcare”
38:00 The meaning of anti-racism
43:00 #GotBlood2Give and the barriers to donating blood
53:23 The tainted blood scandal
55:42 Racism is impacting your patients’ lives
* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.
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1) OmiSoore Dryden’s personal website: https://omisooredryden.com/
2) OmiSoore Dryden’s profile at Dalhousie University: https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/community-health/our-people/our-faculty/omisoore-dryden-.html
3) OmiSoore Dryden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRJCHAIR
4) Her article in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-discriminates-against-black-lives-through-surveillance-policing-and-the-absence-of-health-data-135906
5) Jonathan’s article about race and biology: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-general-science/are-you-there-race-its-me-dna