Dear Editors:We thank Dr. Vilson recognition for his kind words regarding our manuscript. Importantly, he raises the point that is at the crux of our paper: what are the true barriers to inclusion and diversity in urology? Blaming systems (without changing them), or glibly explaining away observed variations (without further investigation), deflects attention and resources from effecting actionable change. It is incumbent upon all in urology, and medicine in general, to look introspectively at how we can intentionally create a sustainably inclusive, welcoming environment. Impactful diversity begins with inclusion. We appreciate, as well, Dr. Vinson's recognition of the many groups within urology that are promoting and advancing diversity. We, too, recognize and appreciate the work of these organizations. We also wish to remind our readers that it is the work of individuals, not of groups alone, that advances our field.Sincerely, (authors)
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