Check out my video and script for Black Like Me 360: In the Clinic!
This video was inspired by comments that Black doctors at OHSU have heard from white patients. Although the script refers to the characters as "Jamal" and "Imani," the role of "Jamal" was given to a woman to emphasize intersectionality--Black, gay, and woman.
When you're finished watching the video, here are some questions to consider:
Standing in Dr. Thompson’s shoes, what feelings do you have right after watching this interaction?
What are some of the assumptions made about Dr. Thompson, and do those things have anything to do with her ability to do her job?
Dr. Thompson chose to seek out Dr. Hakeem to assist with the situation. Did she have another choice?
Dr. Hakeem was polite to Dr. Thompson, but did his actions support her?
As you continue to process the interactions in this video, think about the overall feeling(s) you're left with. Did this scenario make you want to work in this environment?