A Doctor's Lesson in 2017: 'Equity is a Journey, Not an Outcome'

A Doctor's Lesson in 2017: 'Equity is a Journey, Not an Outcome'

In this tumultuous year, it’s been possible to wonder whether any progress will be made on racial equity. But at the end of 2017, Dr. Ben Danielson said he’s seeing a shift in the conversation. “People are starting to get that equity is a journey, not an outcome,” he said. “That it involves sacrifice and a sharing of power, not just a doling out of privilege.” Danielson is medical director at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, which serves low-income families in Seattle's Central District.

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