Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

An important question about the website is growing in importance – “what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?” The time has come for this to change – a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” project has nurtured this movement and resulted in a video project that has been unveiled this week, and available to all on the “Reckoning with Racism in Nursing” website. The project consists of:

. . . . a committee of nurses committed to gathering a collection of conversations about experiences of racism in the nursing profession [who] organized a series of 40 conversations on Zoom about the issues facing Nurses of Color.  The conversations were captured and edited to be shared . . . on the project website.   The project was funded and produced through the generous support of Seedworks Films, and produced in conjunction with StoryCenter, an international participatory media organization.

In addition to the 40 individual conversations, there are 3 thematic explorations that address undergraduate education, the dynamics of racism in relation to patient care, and patient race-bias and the need to protect nurses of color.

Deep appreciation to our colleagues Lucinda Canty, Frankie Manning, Gayle Robinson, Sue Hagedorn, Melissa Mokel, and Raeann LeBlanc for bringing this project to fruition! Thank you to the StoryCenter support staff who produced the films – Sharon Latimer-Mosley, Joe Lambert, Jonny Chang, Armand Jayne.

4 thoughts on “Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

  1. Thank you for sharing this. We need to acknowledge and uplift the research of nursing scholars of color.

  2. nursing is 80% cishet abled white women
    speaking unironically as someone outside the overwhelming power majority I’m still waiting for them to do something more than performative pearl clutching

    meanwhile y’all know what’s happening

  3. I think there are multiple nurses of color all around the world making great strikes in their professional areas and adding to nursing knowledge via contributions in philosophy, research, education and patient care. They may just not have a platform to come forward and present their work. By preserving racism, we are actually in loss of countless little innovations that remains locked and unnoticed.
    Therefore, racism in nursing needs to be eradicated. Thank you for initiating this post Dr. Chinn.

  4. nice to hear about a funded project with an end objective, but if presented with an individual need that doesn’t seem quite what you’re looking for do you just wave “good luck” and carry on?

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