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Time to respect what we haven’t experienced

Dr Jillann Farmer
Chief Executive Officer  -  A Better Culture

"Racism can be like a coded language.  The words flow past you if you don’t understand them, but those who do understand, at whom the macro- and micro-aggressions are targeted, recognise it all too well.  

The latest Medical Training survey data demonstrates this point with painfully direct anomalies in the data. 

The statement “racism is not tolerated in my workplace” was endorsed by 86% of the general cohort of all doctors in training nationally, but only 66% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors.   

That is, there’s a 20% gap in perceiving racism.  It’s data showing quite clearly that the lived experience of the many is not the same as the lived experience of the few. " Dr Jillann Farmer

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