This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. Health care accounts for nearly 20% of the United State's GDP and a significant portion of that is driven by disparities in a system that lacks diverse physicians.
Read along with the Non-Fiction and Girls Night Out Book Discussion Groups and watch the documentary on your own schedule.
Books available at the library for curbside or inside pickup:Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy, The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream,by doctors Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins. We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success(the YA version of The Pact) by doctors Davis, Hunt and Jenkins.
Event Type(s): Adult Services Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Senior citizens, High School and Up