January 18, 2022
California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement in response to the bomb threat at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), a historically Black college and university in Willowbrook:
“I was sickened to learn of the racially motivated bomb threat directed toward medical students at Charles R. Drew medical school. These students and their teachers have dedicated their lives to serving ALL patients, whatever their race or ethnicity. I suspect this incident will not deter our colleagues at CDU because time and again we see physicians put their patients first, even in the face of threats to their own safety. But they shouldn’t have to face that. We will continue to support California’s Black physicians and medical students as we strive to remove the ugly stain racism continues to leave in its wake."