The Prevalence of Racism in Modern Medicine

It may be rather surprising for some to hear that the field of medicine is still riddled with issues of racism. Unfortunately, issues related to race still prevail both for people of color working within the medical system and for those seeking treatment by healthcare professionals. Although there have been a few steps taken to address the issue, it has not been enough.… [Read more]

Leave Serena Alone

I can’t say that I’m the biggest follower of tennis but I’ve been a fan of the Williams sisters since they boldly entered the world of professional tennis.  I’ve watched them grow up and handle (nearly) all of the passive-aggressive treatment and bad-mouthing from other players with grace and cool tempers.  Personally, I don’t think I’d have been able to last as long as they have without having at least the thought of bitch-slapping some folks for their rude and hateful comments.Once again, folks can’t stop themselves from ensuring that Serena Williams faces yet more criticism — this time it’s about a picture (really done as an avatar wearing sexy underwear) that she posted on Twitter and removed rather promptly.  … [Read more]