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Episode #5847
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September 4th, 2019
Racial Outsourcing
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What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy, where work is insecure and organizational resources are scarce? Adia Harvey Wingfield PhD exposes how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians and physician assistants to do “equity work” - extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color. She argues that as these organizations become more profit-driven, they come to depend on black health care professionals to perform equity work to serve increasingly diverse constituencies. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, has published her work in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, Slate and Harvard Business Review.
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