Dr. Bauchner (white, editor of JAMA) "claimed that socioeconomic factors, not structural racism, held back communities of color". Someone (social media intern?) tweeted that no physician can be racist in a link to the podcast. To atone for his sins, Dr. Bauchner is stepping down. Dr. Safo (black woman) started a petition for his resignation.
He apologized for his sins, including the racist tweet that the social media manager posted. Quoting Dr. Bauchner:
I remain profoundly disappointed in myself for the lapses that led to the publishing of the tweet and podcast. Although I did not write or even see the tweet, or create the podcast, as editor in chief, I am ultimately responsible for them.