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Medical Students Hold “White Coat Die-In” Across the U.S.

Students & faculty from the #HarvardMed community stage ‘die-in’ to protest racism & violence (Courtesy of Harvard Medical School's Twitter account)
Students & faculty from the Harvard Medical School community stage ‘die-in’ to protest racism & violence (Courtesy of Harvard Medical School’s Twitter account)

 

(Mashable) – Medical students staged so-called “die-ins” in universities across the U.S. on Wednesday as demonstrations on race issues in America continued.

The students aimed to highlight the lack of diversity in the medical profession in the U.S. with the dramatic action that featured activists dropping to the ground wearing their lab coats.

Medical students rallied online under the hashtag #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives in a series of protests spreading from Boston to Chicago. Protesters toted signs referencing Eric Garner and Michael Brown, whose police-involved deaths this summer have ignited numerous demonstrations across the country.

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