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Letters Institutional racism

A case for “reasonable discrimination”

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1717
  1. L Sam Lewis, GP trainer
  1. 1NHS, Surgery, Newport SA42 OTJ, UK
  1. sam{at}

A respondent to Moghal’s article asks whether allowing patients to choose the ethnicity of their doctor would allow greater acts of discrimination to occur—for example, on the grounds of sexuality or religious beliefs—which she describes as “absurd scenarios.”1 2 I do not consider such …

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