Tag: racism

Everything Going On Right Now

Everything Going On Right Now

I’ve seen some Tweets poking fun at people who refer to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn, the protests against police brutality, the inexcusable lack of U.S. leadership, and, well, everything as just “everything going on right now”. It’s even got a hashtag. It’s its […]

We Can’t Ignore this Data

We Can’t Ignore this Data

I very much support the nationwide protests against racism, because racism is very much a public health problem. Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, explains: “That reality is apparent not just in the police brutality that disproportionately claims the lives of […]

Real Heroes

Real Heroes

Memorial Day is a holiday for honoring those who died for our country, and traditionally, we remember all the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States military: real heroes.  Then, this weekend: the Oregon MAX train attack. A promising […]

Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

I’m mostly worried about the kids. They’ve been hearing about the election at school, and asking about it. Babygirl, a few weeks ago: “Mama, Stevie says Donald Trump is a bad man and a bully and he shouldn’t be president. He’s not president is he?” […]

Intolerance Will Not Be Tolerated

Intolerance Will Not Be Tolerated

“Those people… the problems of this country start with those people. Send ’em all away is what I say! Round ’em up and get ’em outta here!” Her face was scrunched up, cheeks aflame, and she was practically spitting. My patient’s demeanor had transformed from […]