When the Patient Is Racist By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D., NY Times

Issues of race and racism in the healthcare field. Doctors and nurses are taught to provide care for all, regardless of race or background. But what about when the patient is racist and doesn’t want a healthcare provider of a different race to treat them?


Paula Deen’s Cook Tells of Slights, Steeped in History By KIM SEVERSON, NY Times


TED Found in Translation Sessions: Pico Iyer

“In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. The tension between expanded technology, more interaction, more mixing of languages, and the concept that finding places that are truly foreign is getting more and more difficult. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of foreignness and distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED Talks helps to preserve or revive languages and culture that have been threatened by politics or demographics.”