Angelina Jolie has long been involved in charity work. She devotes most of her life to the problems of the black population.
The actress recently interviewed medical college student Malone Mukwende. The future doctor is concerned about the problem of racism in medicine. He said that most of the research was done on people with white skin. Mukwendé noted that the same disease in people with different skin colors can proceed differently.
Jolie said she faced a racial issue herself when her black daughter, Zahara, underwent surgery last year.
“Recently, my daughter Zahara, whom I adopted from Ethiopia, underwent surgery, and after that, the nurse told me to call them if her skin turns pink,” the Time portal reports Jolie.
In an interview with Jolie, Mukwede said that racial differences in medical orientations can cause irreparable harm to the health of a black person, and sometimes even turn out to be fatal.
The student has created a digital platform Hutano, on which he tries to convey to society the problem of racism in medicine.
“We want people living in such an environment to have a platform to be seen and to expand their medical literacy,” Mukwendé said.