Re: Partha Kar: and the response from Prof Zamvar
I am struck with a feeling of guilt. It seems that I have been oblivious to the injustices suffered by numerous fellow doctors. I always refused to sub-classify myself , indeed crossing off the column for ethnicity in any and every form - from the Dept of Health, the other central and local government bodies, voluntary organisations.
In my younger days, I could understand some of the “ restrictions on recruitment” . For example, in the 1960s, there was a post for a Senior Registrar , restricted to doctors who would return to their country of origin. In other words, not compete for a consultant post in this country. The job would be mine, if I applied, I was told unofficially. I didn‘t. I preferred competing for a job with others on equal terms.
I maintain that ethnicity and race are meaningless terms.
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