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AMA's apology to black doctors

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AMA's formal apology to black doctors for discriminatory polices that kept them from participating in the group was powerful and timely.

It took a lot of courage for the organization's leaders to formally acknowledge that the group's discriminatory practices may have contributed to the disparities in America's healthcare system.

It would have been easier to let by-gones be by-gones.

But the AMA leadership public apology for its past bias against black doctors puts it at the forefront of the effort to heal lingering racial wounds in this country.

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