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Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask

In addition to the threat of disease, Aaron Thomas explains his concern about using face masks as a protective measure. “I’m a Black man living in this world. I want to stay alive, but I also want to stay alive.” …

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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

While racial differences in health care outcomes are due to differences in health behaviors, education and income, mistrust of the health care system by African Americans and other People of Color also plays a role.  Austin Frakt describes racism in…

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UNIVERSAL RESPONSE TO RACIST COMMENTS BY MISS UNIVERSE 2019

“I just want to take a moment to dedicate a post to the unkind comments that I have been receiving about my blackness since my crowning. To comments that are aimed at all brown skinned girls at some point in…

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Confronting racist stereotypes in Princeton’s high school musical

Did you follow the controversy surrounding Princeton High School’s production of  “Anything Goes” in the spring?  Student Michaela Guo, who played in the orchestra and is Managing Editor of The Tower, the school newspaper, brought the issue to light in…

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How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy by Brent Staples

In his New York Times editorial, Staples argues that the 19th century creation of the ignominious blackface character Jim Crow cemented the demeaning stereotype in American consciousness and was expressed in popular culture, the entertainment world, commercial household items, and…

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