September 2013

September 30th, 2013
Written by Francesca Biller in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 7 Comments
Blacks die at a higher rate from heart disease, diabetes and cancer than any other race or ethnic group.
While health care is in need of radical reform for millions of Americans, Blacks have historically suffered disproportionately from poor or non-existent access to even the most primitive of medical care, and it’s not getting better. Grave numbers show that although African-Americans make up only 13.5 % of the population, when compared to white men, black men are 2.4 times more likely to die from...
September 30th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 14 Comments
Dunkin Donut uses black face as model in Thailand ad campaign.
Apparently the fashion and advertising world didn’t learn anything from the bad press Vogue Magazine received when they ran a photo layout with black face models in April. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized and pulled advertising for its campaign in Thailand that shows a black face model offering a chocolate doughnut with the caption: “Break every rule of deliciousness.” The Thailand Dunkin’...
September 29th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Opening Doors, an exhibit that displays the work of African-American academic surgeons, is now on display at Marshall University.
A traveling art exhibit showing the works of African-American academic surgeons is being hosted at Marshall University's medical school. Officials at the Huntington school say the "Opening Doors" exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital through Nov. 2. The exhibit tells the stories of four pioneering surgeons and...
September 28th, 2013
Written by Todd Richmond -... in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Wisconsin Legislature
Legislation introduced by Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature would allow schools previously ordered to drop race-based school mascots to keep them and make it harder to strip schools of such nicknames in the future. The proposal stems from a Milwaukee-area school district's refusal to follow a state order to drop its "Indians" name. It comes amid a rekindling of the national debate over...
September 28th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Elementary school student Tiana Parker cried when she was expelled from the a Tulsa school for wearing dreadlocks.
Students at an elementary school from which a 7-year-old Oklahoma girl was pulled out of class and tearfully expelled for wearing dreadlocks and "not being presentable" has now changed its policy. Though Tiana Parker has transferred to another school, authorities at Tulsa's Deborah Brown Community School now say they have amended their dress code and students will be allowed to wear "afro and...