As part of Black History Month, this news article shares the impact that Dr Aggrey Burke had on exposing the 'colour bar' that existed in medical school selection in the early 1980s and the reform that has happened since.
IT’S good to see that one of our most distinguished psychiatrists is being honoured during Black History Month.
But it has been a long road to national recognition for Aggrey Burke, whose portrait appears on a poster produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
It wasn’t all that long ago that he was given the cold shoulder by the medical establishment because he – and a fellow practitioner – dared to expose the hidden practice at medical schools of keeping out black and Asian students because they had the wrong colour of skin....
Article by John Gulliver