Selected Structural and Cultural Competency Resources 



The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu

Acres of Skin by Allen Hornblum

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism by John Hoberman

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts

Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health by Howard Waitzkin (Editor)

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth by Dána-Ain Davis 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot 

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Why Are All the Black Kids Siitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum 

Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis 



11 Moments From Asian American History That You Should Know by Olivia Waxman & Paulina Cachero 

Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the "Model Minority" Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Towards the Abolition of Biological Race in Medicine by UCSF Joint Medical Program Students 

Changing How Race is Portrayed in Medical Education: Recommendations from Medical Students by Nieblas-Bedolla et al. 

For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies by Courney Ariel 

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas 

The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks (John Hopkins Medicine)

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? by Ibram X. Kendi 

How Jehovah's Witnesses are Changing Medicine by Amanda Schafer 



We Are Not a Stereotype: Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)

13th by Ava DuVernay

COVID-19 Webinar Series by Harvard Medical School Global Health and Social Medicine, Blavatnik Institute 

TED Talk: The Problem with Race-Based Medicine by Dorothy Roberts


Additional Resources 

Antiracism Resources by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein 

Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community (Cornell University Asian American Studies Program)

Asian Americans (Pew Research Center) 

A Toolkit for Outreach and Education For Asian American and Pacific Islander Medicare Beneficiaries (National Asian Pacific Center on Aging)

Black Lives Matter: Antiracism and Health Suggested Resources by Matthew Noe 

Committee on Anti-Racism Resources (Penn Medicine)

Cross-Cultural Issues and Diverse Beliefs (with case studies) (UW Medicine)

Employees of Oliver Wyman Enabling Racial & Ethnic Diversity (EMPOWERED) Resources 

Equal Treatment 

Insitute for Healing & Justice in Medicine 

Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American Community (with scholarly articles) (National Council on Family Relations)

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones