Coronavirus: Racism and the Medical System

Brian Zou and Kori Suzuki

Medical students at the University of Minnesota hold a protest to speak out against former classmate Daniel Michelson, who was caught defacing the mural at the George Floyd Memorial, on August 27, 2020. Photo by Kori Suzuki ’21.

There’s been a lot of news about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Brown and Indigenous people. But this history of racism and medicine goes much deeper than the coronavirus.