Our healthcare system has its fair share of racist healthcare providers to whom the health...

South Africa: Ageism, Racism and Paternalism Are Baked Into Our Imperfect Healthcare System – AllAfrica.com

Our healthcare system has its fair share of racist healthcare providers to whom the health of our parents is entrusted. These healthcare providers are the ones who are paternalistic in their approach, undermining and mistreating our parents because of their race and age. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. Most children are used to being dismissed, overlooked and ignored. By virtue of their age, children are often infantilised, and their interests ignored. Black people are also used to being dismissed and overlooked. Historically, we were infantilised too because of our race. Black women were infantilised because of …

 

Read the full article here


-- END RSP MOD -->