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?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/when-the-patient-is-racist/?src=rechp

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/us/paula-deens-soul-sister-portrays-an-unequal-bond.html?_r=0

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.”

http://www.ted.com/pages/partners_skype_iyer

 

Pico Iyer: Where is Home? (TED Talk)

Where are you from? What does it mean to be “from” somewhere… does that refer to your heritage, your legal status, where you spend your time, or your heart? This is a wonderful talk by writer Pico Iyer.

“Wince: George and Trayvon” by Andy Johnson

As I post this, closing arguments are underway in the George Zimmerman trial, a case that is wrapped in issues of identity, stereotyping, perceptions, justice, and race. As we examine Trayvon’s death and George’s trial (and all the related media and framing), this piece, written shortly after Trayvon’s death by my friend Andy Johnson, provides an opportunity for reflection.

 

http://lunchticket.org/wince-george-and-trayvon/