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Possible lack of racial consciousness? Here's the link to the cartoon:
Tomorrow, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a time when organizations and individuals work to heighten awareness about the global AIDS epidemic.
I remember how as a child, my mom told me to mind my P's and Q's. She taught me to ask before taking, say sorry when you've made a mistake, and not to lie because God will get mad (her words verbatim).
Some food for thought... Obama election spurs race crimes around country
'We used to think there was a black community'With her towering afro and radical rhetoric, Angela Davis was one of the iconic faces of black politics in 1970s America.
When I describe my interest in medicine/public health, I make a point to emphasize how this goes beyond my scientific curiosity and into my passion for people, particularly marginalized communities. Intersectionalities such as the crib to prison pipeline/ books v. bars have been supported with substantial evidence.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Facing Race Conference hosted by the Applied Research Center in Oakland, California.
I recently received an email showcasing The Onion's (www.theonion.com) historic front pages. One of them featured President-Elect Obama with the headline reading, "Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job." The Onion has a clever way of adding a twist of sarcasm and humor in current politics, and many times, is successful at calling out the elephant in the room, this example included.
During a staff meeting at my Leadership Academy (LA) placement, The Greenlining Institute, LA alum and fellow staff member, Ami Patel, facilitated a discussion on our reactions to the election results. We began by watching a CNN slideshow (Obama: This is our moment, http://www.cnn.com/interactive/allpolitics/0811/slideshow.ob...)
As noted in my previous blog, I am currently working with my mom at a high-volume precinct in San Francisco. Before 6:45am, we already had more than 20 people lined up outside the precinct office. We've got voters filling out ballots in the hallway, and overflow in the school cafeteria.