Worldwide, seismic upheavals and demonstrations demand the dismantling of structural, individual and ideological racism (henceforth, SIIR). George Floyd's killing by police, numerous other racist murders and unprosecuted ‘deaths in custody’ of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic/Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BAME/BIPOC) peoples internationally, have catalysed calls that the underlying racism and oppression enabling such violence to occur with regularity and impunity, cannot continue. #BlackLivesMatter momentum is building and we hope and urge, in this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, that nursing and midwifery educators respond to this call with insight, honesty and fierce actions that eradicate SIIR from nursing, midwifery and the academy.
- Covert racism
- Healthcare disparities
- Racial Bias
- Social determinants of health