This question is mainly for minority nurses, Rn's, LPNs Medical tech, or any minority in the medical field.
I think most of us have heard that it is the peg that sticks out that gets hammered in, and most workplaces lend truth to this saying. In my own workplace and in most of the ones my friends work in, you want to make sure to get your job done, follow orders, and sublimate any strong personal feelings about how things or done or what ought to be done because standing out or making objections if often the quickest way to get fired or disciplined.
I can only imagine that in the medical field, the same sort of thing is happening. Particularly as a new employee, most of the time is spent figuring out how things work in a particular business, or in this case a hospital, and adjusting to fit in. Once the individual feels comfortable in a given setting, they may start to raise objections or make suggestions about how things could be changed for the better, but these efforts are weighed against the possibilities for success as well as the possibility of negative reactions.
Studies suggest that all kinds of segregation and other problems are certainly present as well.