Why Aren't There More Black Doctors?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. The field of medicine has long skewed white and male. Only 5 percent of the American physician work force is African-American, and roughly 2 percent are Black women. Emergency medicine is even more predominantly white, with just 3 percent of physicians identifying as Black. The daily microagressions are constant reminders to Black physicians.