“White fragility” – my journey exploring diversity and inclusion so far

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) Preamble: I wrote the following blog several weeks ago, long before the current crisis. This blog is about my personal journey of coming to terms with diversity issues that had been instigated by ACEP’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiative. Just so readers have the appropriate context, I have supported the D&I […]

Reflections on Racism, Trauma and Collective Responsibility for Healing: An invitation for conversation

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) Since it is still PTSD month, I wanted to write about one aspect of trauma that is not discussed sufficiently – namely racism (and the various other isms where one group is persecuted). The news about the racist motivated shooting in Charleston has certainly brought this forward in my mind. […]