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For a change,the BMA must acknowledge that racism is a problem within
the BMA,too. That might make their campaign/s against racism in the
NHS(traditionally highlighted during the ARM season), more credible.Simply
pointing the finger at others is now a rather stale exercise.In short put
your own house in order,first,as that would be what long-suffering ethnic
minority members expect from the BMA.
Similarly,attacking the NHS for employing 'overseas doctors'(see BMA
Chairman's speech;ARM 2004)is likely to cause considerable amount of
concern and disquiet,particulary among ethnic minority
doctors.Arguably,such remarks of the Chairman can be construed as
displaying insensitivity towards ethnic minority doctors who have relied
on the NHS for decades.
Among other things,aware of many allegations of racism and one employment tribunal judgment confirming racism within the BMA