More than 20 years ago, Tervalon & Murray-Garcia (1998) defined cultural humility as “a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his own beliefs and cultural identities.” In essence, cultural humility is on ongoing process that involves becoming aware of your own cultural background, values, and beliefs, as well as being willing and interested to learn about others’ unique cultural backgrounds, values, and beliefs—especially the elements that they see and recognize as most important. Source: Building Bridges: Resources to Center Cultural Humility
Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system -- and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.