Let’s break the silence by telling the truth to power by Sadiq Bhanbro.
Racism in the NHS and social care sector is historical, systematic, and widespread, and the pandemic has exposed it all. The disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths of Black and Minority Ethnic health care staff is an eye-opening example. Therefore, it cannot be concealed and ignored any longer. Nicola Wiafe is right to describe racism as a public health crisis. Racism in the NHS is hiding in plain sight – and we can all do something about it
Racial discrimination can be manifested in many ways, including stereotyping, bullying, harassment, misconceptions, prejudgement, preventing from progression, bias and microaggressions. WRES 2019 report reveals that an overwhelming majority of Black and Ethnic Minority staff are stuck at low grades (Band 5 and below) and under-represented at senior levels across organisations. This type of data can make headlines, but may not trigger any significant change until and unless the people who suffer can speak about racism. It may be uncomfortable to talk about any form and shape of racism, but until we do we won’t see any real change. Therefore, let’s talk about it and demand for a real change. Please start raising your voice by completing this short survey that will take less than 5 minutes. https://shusls.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3BO8qVxMWFqUBSd