June 05, 2020
ASA Statement on Racism and Health Care Disparities
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is saddened by the pain and conflict in our cities as a result of the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, one incident among too many. ASA abhors racism. We stand with our colleagues in organized medicine and the broader health care community who assert that racism undermines public health. It cannot be ignored and must be addressed for the safety, fairness, justice and health of everyone. We hope for calm, peace, and reconciliation throughout the nation.