Implicit Bias in Medicine and the Legacy of Antebellum Slavery in America

Two young women, approximately the same age, both pregnant, enter Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, a hospital ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States pre-pandemic. Both women had similar complaints of cramping and bleeding. Both expected to receive the exceptional care that put Grossmont on the list of top hospitals. Racial biased played a …