"If a black woman and a white woman both need emergency obstetric care, a Brazilian doctor will assist the white woman because of the stereotype that black women are better at handling pain and are used to giving birth."

IPS – Brazil study: Racism Is Bad for Health | Inter Press Service

Read the rest of the study at the link, with details on how this racism in healthcare plays out.

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Same thing in the US
Most doctors believe that Black people are used to pain which is the reason Black people supposedly have a higher pain tolerance

For instance, a white patient coming in for Abdominal pain will get x rays, blood test, urine test etc to directly identify the problem

Compared to a Black patient, which in many cases will just receive pain killers and water

I work in the ER

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"can i touch your boob?"

that kid is the whole fandom i s2g

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You would think with me turning 23 pretty soon I would have mastered the whole eating before drinking thing.

been there

I’m 25 and still haven’t bothered to master this.

"When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do."
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