Since the killing of George Floyd, some Americans have been examining their role in perpetuating racism and are committing to no longer being silent and inactive. Huma Farid, a Pakistani American and obstetrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, recently wrote a commentary for WBUR’s blog Cognoscenti, “The ‘Shame and Rage’ of Being a Minority in America Kept Me Silent. Not Anymore.” As a woman of color, Farid says there have been times -- especially in her role as a doctor -- when she has remained silent and wished she hadn’t.
“It’s not enough for you to not be racist. You have to actively be an anti-racist,” Farid told NEXT.