Each year in June, we recognize Pride Month, Caribbean American Heritage Month, and Juneteenth – which commemorates June 19, 1865 when the last enslaved Black Americans were emancipated in Galveston, TX. We honor the resiliency and contributions of Black and Caribbean Americans and appreciate the value of intersectionality as we celebrate the LGBTQ community.
When we link our individual stories into a collective story, we can expand our understanding of and ability to creatively challenge racism. Join us by adding your voice and sharing your lived experiences about race and racism. These anonymous stories will be compiled, and the overarching themes and collective stories will be shared with the health system.
Search through our diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for information on system-wide efforts as well as catalogs and guides including articles, books, and more around health equity, disparities, and understanding racism, prejudice, and bias in America.
In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson argues that the current social and political landscapes in America derive from the infrastructure of human hierarchy developed 400 years ago when Europeans first came to this land. Wilkerson examines the different caste systems around the world and believes that to understand how to move forward, we must examine the past and the racial structures that keep progress as a nation at bay. – Shortform
Do Your Duty and Report! We Stand Together Against Racism and Bias.
Mount Sinai opposes and condemns all forms of racism, bigotry, and hate. We stand with our students, faculty, trainees, patients, and staff, and all members of our community who experience marginalization and bias. An attack on any one of us is an attack on us all.
Your ability to report experiences of racism or discrimination that occur within and around our health system is very important to us. Whether those experiences are firsthand or something you may have witnessed, the information is crucial for us to respond as necessary to create a more inclusive and anti-racist environment.
FOR PATIENT-RELATED MATTERS:
Submit a report through the Safety Net desktop application.
FOR ALL OTHER MATTERS:
Submit a confidential and anonymous report by calling the Compliance Helpline at 1-800-853-9212 or submitting a web report below.