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Category: Information & Education
“There I Said It…The Veterinary Profession Has a Long History of Being Complacent About Racism”
By Tamara Downs, DVM: "Today’s climate has a lot of people doing their part to educate themselves and fight against a social pandemic: racism. And it has been encouraging to see. But alongside education and vague statements of support must come something else: real change in the form of antiracist policy and behavior changes to … Continue reading “There I Said It…The Veterinary Profession Has a Long History of Being Complacent About Racism”
“Pet Owners Are Diverse, but Veterinarians Are Overwhelmingly White. Black Veterinarians Want to Change That”
From TIME - "As a child, Tierra Price was mesmerized by Dr. Dolittle, portrayed by Eddie Murphy in the 1998 film—not only because he could talk to dogs and sad circus tigers, but because he was a person of color who treated animals. “That resonated deeply with me,” says the 26-year-old, who wore an oversized … Continue reading “Pet Owners Are Diverse, but Veterinarians Are Overwhelmingly White. Black Veterinarians Want to Change That”
What did you just say?
Speaking up - knowing what to say and how to say it, is sometimes the biggest challenge. Here are some helpful phrases to use, practice using, keep close by etc.