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OU-Tulsa students and faculty hold 'White Coats for Black Lives' event

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 21:36:55-04

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma's future doctors are standing against racial violence.

On Friday, OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine faculty, students, and staff stood in solidarity for a "White Coats for Black Lives" event.

They gathered on the front lawn of the Schusterman campus at 41st and Yale and kneeled for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

"Honestly, many of the people that work here and that are students here are people of color and so essentially they've asked to provide a safe space in order to do this," Dr. John Schumann said.

He also spoke about seeing inequality in their clinics from educational opportunities to access to healthy foods and the impact that can have on children's lives.

"White Coats for Black Lives" is a nationwide event for those in medicine.

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