Book Club: Race in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

We are offering courses and book clubs for Keck School constituents to explore the role of race in medicine and biomedical sciences, using the anti-racism summer reading program developed by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Our goal will be to offer these course and book club offerings on a regular basis. The course and book club is open to all students (masters level, medical, doctoral and post-doctoral, residents), staff and faculty in Keck School of Medicine. New books will be announced periodically.

What are we reading now?

Spring 2021

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi.
  • The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi’s proposals for anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes. Kendi uses his life story to chart his own path and the reader’s putative path from racism to antiracism, arguing that antiracism is the only way to combat racism—one cannot simply be neutral, “colorblind,” or not racist. Each chapter focuses on a different element of racism and weaves in stories, chronologically, from Kendi’s childhood to the present.

Books we have read in the past.

Summer 2020