Dealing with racism in the workplace

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One of our fellow nurses needs some help dealing with racism in the workplace. Do you have any advice or experiences that will help her out?:

"How do you deal with racist comments directed toward yourself from patients? I've experienced racist attitudes before, but never verbalized comments in a derogatory manner from a patient until this week. Naturally I felt very down for a few hours afterward and I continue to think about it. It wasn't the negativity toward me per se, it was the thought that there could be more people out there thinking/feeling the same animosity toward me over something I cannot control, my phenotype. I take pride in my cultural heritage and wonder how anyone cannot see the beauty in diversity. I also thought that because they are sick they let their true thoughts out. Could any healthy person walking around be feeling the same thing but be inhibited from making it known? Then I thought of the people who could be dealing with this on a regular basis. How do you deal?"


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