The podcast on structural racism based on the discussion between Dr Ed Livingston and Dr Mitchell Katz, "Structural Racism for Doctors—What Is It?" has been withdrawn. Please listen to the apology from Howard Bauchner MD below.
This is Dr Howard Bauchner, Editor in Chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network.
The podcast on structural racism based on the discussion between Dr Ed Livingston and Dr Mitchell Katz has been withdrawn. Comments made in the podcast were inaccurate, offensive, hurtful, and inconsistent with the standards of JAMA. Racism and structural racism exist in the U.S. and in health care. After careful consideration, I determined that the harms caused by the podcast outweighed any reason for the podcast to remain available on the JAMA Network. I once again apologize for the harms caused by this podcast and the tweet about the podcast. We are instituting changes that will address and prevent such failures from happening again.