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Thursday, July 13th 10:31PM Eastern/ 7:31PM Pacific
On Thursday, July 13th, Dr. Vanessa Grubbs visited Seattle, Washington’s Third Place Books to discuss her fresh new publication,Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match.Dr. Grubbs describes her black husband’s struggle obtaining a kidney transplant and her mission to donate one of her own kidneys to save him. Along the way, Dr. Grubbs describes how Black people are predictably less likely to receive life-saving organ transplants than whites. This book discussion was held in a book store in hyper-White area of Seattle and moderated by a White medical doctor. The Suspected Racist facilitator asked no questions about Racism, which is a central theme of Grubbs’s book. Following the presentation, Grubbs spoke with Gus, branded him a “militant,” and confessed she had “planned not to talk about racism.” Numerous Whites approached Gus following the discussion and feigned nervousness and appreciation for asking questions about Racism. Listeners should recall one of Gus’s all-time favorite books, Harriet A. Washington’s Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.
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