JAMA editor-in-chief stepping down after backlash from podcast that questioned racism in medicine

Following a huge backlash that flared after the Journal of the American Medical Association aired a podcast and posted a tweet questioning whether structural racism exists in medicine, the American Medical Association announced Tuesday that the journal’s editor-in-chief, Howard Bauchner, will be stepping down at the end of June.

The move was seen as a major victory for physicians of color, and their white allies, who were so angered by the podcast and an associated tweet that read “No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in healthcare?” that they rose in protest against the influential journal and the powerful medical lobbying group. 

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