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kayley
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This is very insightful! Thank you for sharing your connection to this piece and Tweedy’s experiences! This really resonated with me, especially after we talked in class about Tweedy’s treatment as a black patient and how the way he was treated changed when the doctor learned that Tweedy himself was a doctor. It reminds me of the other articles and stories we’ve read of marginalized groups not having equal healthcare because of the demographic they fall into. Even though we’ve heard stories of black doctors treating black patients differently (more condescending or dismissive) than they treat white patients, on the whole, I hope that having more black doctors will help make black patients more comfortable seeking medical help, as Tweedy references that there are many black people and communities who don’t trust the American medical system due to historical injustices such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

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