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Posted inHEALTH

Last spring, Hennepin Healthcare System demoted the Filipino American head of its OB-GYN department. In a newly filed discrimination lawsuit, Dr. Tara Gustilo says she was penalized for her ‘colorblind’ political beliefs and her opposition to ‘racially segregated’ health care. 

After the murder of George Floyd, Dr. Tara Gustilo started speaking out about the dangers of urban “riots” and Black Lives Matter. Complaints from colleagues prompted Hennepin Healthcare to remove Gustilo as chair of the department. But Gustilo’s new discrimination lawsuit presents a wider charge: that health care policies intended to achieve equity for patients of color actually discriminate against white patients.