Is institutional racism for real?
A recent review of editorial boards of ten leading international psychiatry journals has revealed almost nil representation from developing countries. Shekhar Saxena, coordinator, mental health unit of World Health Organization (who), conducted this review, searching for board members from low-income and middle-income countries using the income criteria set by who. Not surprisingly, only four board members of a total of 530 were from developing countries. A review of five leading medical journals also revealed a similar bias (See table, below: Unequal representation).
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