Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing

Our Nursology.net community is committed to addressing the burning issue of racism, how this systemic condition has influenced the development of nursing knowledge, and how this situation can be changed (see our statement on racism in the sidebar for more information). The NurseManifest project has just announced a series of web discussions “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” that will interest many nursologists! Starting on September 12th, and every week through October 10th! This initiative is in part an outgrowth of the 2018 Nursing Activism Think Tank and inspired by recent spotlights on the killing of Black Americans by police, and the inequitable devastation for people of color caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Racism in nursing has persisted far too long, sustained in large part by our collective failure to acknowledge the contributions and experiences of nurses of color. The intention of each session is to bring the voices of BILNOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other Nurses Of Color) to the center, to explore from that center the persistence of racism in nursing, and to inspire/form actions to finally reckon with racism in nursing.

Lucinda Canty, Christina Nyirati and Peggy Chinn have teamed up to create the plan – you can see the details here; it is also easily accessed from the NurseManifest main menu!

2 thoughts on “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing

  1. Peggy,

    Thank you for notifying us about what I am confident will be very informative sessions. I will check my calendar for availability on those Saturday afternoons — I have been doing my best to take weekends away from work for the past several weeks and hope to do so in the fall, although I do recognize the importance of these sessions.

    Best regards, Jacqui

    Jacqueline Fawcett, RN; PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN, ANEF

    Professor, Department of Nursing

    College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    University of Massachusetts Boston

    100 Morrissey Boulevard

    Boston, MA 02125-3393

    (617) 287-7539 (Office)

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