Letter: Strive for equity and understanding

As we have all witnessed images of violence and the intensity of on-going protests and social unrest, we are reminded of how all of us are impacted by systemic racism and those of us consciously or unconsciously perpetrating or privileged by it suffer from living in our unequal society. The American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on the Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health discusses how “racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.” 
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