He Couldn’t Shut Up, Could He?: Racism on top of racism


Dr. Susan Moore was receiving mistreatement at Indiana University Health North Hospital before she died of COVID-19 last week.

While in the hospital, she commented on social media about the racism she endured while there, how white “doctors” believed in and perpetuated hateful myths such as “Black people don’t feel pain” or “she might be an addict” when refusing pain medication.

After Dr. Moore died, the CEO released a poorly thought out statement, within which he says:

And the perspective of a nursing team trying to manage a set of critically ill patients in need of care who may have been intimidated by a knowledgeable patient who was using social media to voice her concerns and critique the care they were delivering.

He actually went there, piling more racism on top of racism by saying a Black woman was “intimidating” and a “threat”.  Even when she’s helpless and can’t breathe.

Incredible.

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