December 11, 2014

More like this, please.


Medical students rallied online under the hashtag #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives in a series of protests spreading from Boston to Chicago. Protesters toted signs referencing Eric Garner and Michael Brown, whose police-involved deaths this summer have ignited numerous demonstrations across the country.

Big-name schools participated, like Harvard:

According to the Globe, the die-in lasted 15 and a half minutes, a mashup of significant numbers related to the deaths of Brown and Garner. Four and a half minutes were for Brown, the unarmed Ferguson teenager who lied on the ground for about four and a half hours after he was killed and 11 minutes were for Garner, the Staten Island man who told police he couldn't breathe 11 times before he died in July.

Amen to this observation:

“I think right now we’re living in a country and entering a profession where there’s widespread inequities,” said medical student Zak Grunwald, who was quoted by the New Haven Register. “It’s time to bridge some of these gaps.”

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