Facing the denial of American racism

first_imgSimply getting people to recognize that others are excluded is difficult, said Williams, who is also a professor of African and African American studies and of sociology. He said many Americans underestimate racial inequities, and some among those who are aware of inequality blame minorities themselves. Citing national data from 2015, he said that 50 percent of white Americans believe that discrimination is as bad against whites as it is against people of color. In addition, while a majority of Americans seem to understand that hard work does not guarantee success, a full 50 percent of whites believe that people of color would be more successful “if they only tried harder.”Such beliefs are taught early. Williams said studies show that at the age of 5, children express the same degree of empathy when they are shown pictures of people both white and black being pricked by a pin. However, by the age of 7, they begin to believe that the white person feels more pain, and by the age of 10 the bias is “pronounced and stable.”“When you lack empathy for a population, you don’t feel their suffering, and you do not support policies to … address the challenges the population faces,” he said.,Such callousness and indifference have kept alive racist institutions and structures such as residential discrimination — notoriously, redlining housing developments to discourage black buyers — detailing how it has continued to adversely affect everything from economic prospects to longevity, Williams said. “I like to think of residential segregation as the secret sauce that drives and produces racial inequality in the United States,” he said. “Your ZIP code is often a more powerful indicator of how long and how well you live than your genetic code.”If anything, added Jones, recent events have underlined the generational effects discrimination has had on the health of people of color. The COVID-19 pandemic, she said, is “pulling the sheets off U.S. racism.” At the same time, she said, police killings of black people are “putting in your face the fact that our lives are not valued, that we’re not even considered human.”To move forward, Jones said, organizations “have to be committed to naming racism.” Then, she added, we can strategize to act. Related Lawrence D. Bobo dissects police killings of Black men and the history and cognitive forces behind racial bigotry and violence, and why he sees signs of hope Orlando Patterson says there’s been progress, but the nation needs to reject white supremacist ideology, bigotry in policing, and segregation Why America can’t escape its racist rootscenter_img The fire this time As ongoing nationwide protests illustrate, a majority of Americans view the recent police killing of George Floyd as a reflection of the virulent and systemic racism in the nation. However, recent polling suggests that denial of the underlying issues still exists, complicating the search for solutions. To tackle this problem, the Radcliffe Institute on Thursday hosted “Naming Racism,” an online discussion focused on identifying the historic and ongoing social roots of this denial and discussing strategies for raising awareness.Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin introduced the discussion between Camara Phyllis Jones, the 2019–2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, and David R. Williams, Frances Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the department of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Brown-Nagin said that the talk originally was envisioned as an examination of the racial disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But given recent events, the institute decided to pivot to a broader discussion of how deeply embedded racism is in American life. “We must reckon with this reality before we begin to move ahead,” she said.,Opening the discussion, Jones used an anecdote from her years in medical school. Going out to eat after a long night studying with friends, she noticed a sign on the door that had been flipped so that, sitting inside, she faced the side that said “open.” Seated inside, she and her friends could eat. But the people outside the door — who would see the sign as “closed” — could not.“I recognized that other hungry people, just a few feet away but on the other side of that sign, would not be able to come in and order their food and eat,” she said. That dual reality epitomized racism. It also clarified the choice. If you are eating, she said, you might not be aware at first of those who are locked out. That, she explained, is a state of privilege, an insular view that does not look beyond itself.Awareness, she stressed, is only the first step. Once aware, she asked, how will you react? You might talk to the restaurant owner, asking for those people to be let in. You might pass food out the window or even tear down the sign. “But at least you won’t be saying … I wonder why those people don’t just come in and eat,” she said. “Racism is a system … of structuring opportunity and assigning value on a social interpretation of how one looks.” “When you lack empathy for a population, you don’t feel their suffering, and you do not support policies to … address the challenges the population faces.” — David R. Williams The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo left knee surgery Tuesday

first_imgLonzo Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, the Lakers announced in a two-paragraph news release Friday. The Lakers said they would provide an update on the procedure and his anticipated recovery time after surgery is performed.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka didn’t wish to discuss Ball’s knee issues in detail during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s El Segundo headquarters, citing a medical privacy law. He did say he expected Ball to be 100 percent by the time training camp begins in September.“I know he’s evaluating with his management team a number of things,” Pelinka said. “The good news is all the things they’re evaluating as his options have him 100 percent ready for training camp. We’re just excited to know he’s going to be 100 percent available for training camp.”Ball, a 20-year-old point guard, combined a platelet-rich plasma injection with a month-long layoff in an attempt to mend torn meniscus suffered near the end of his rookie season. He sat out the final eight games of the 2017-18 after hurting his knee in the Lakers’ game March 28 against the Dallas Mavericks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Overall, Ball sat out 30 games last season because of knee and shoulder injuries. He averaged 10.2 points on 36 percent shoot, plus 6.9 rebounds and 72 assists in 34.2 minutes. He started all but two games after the Lakers made him the second overall pick in the 2017 draft.Related Articles Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever last_img read more

Delight for Letterkenny family as little Charlie to lead Liverpool out for Barca tie

first_imgYoung Charlie McGarry – son of Letterkenny-born Liverpool fanatic Conor – will be a mascot for tonight’s Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.Charlie will help lead the teams out in front of a packed Anfield as Liverpool aim to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg at Camp Nou.Conor moved to live in Liverpool in 2010 and Charlie is a born Scouser – ‘with a bit of a Donegal twang’, says Conor. “His grandad has come over for the game and will get to see him walk out onto pitch which will be great,” Conor said.“There will also be a few members of the Donegal Liverpool supporters club over which will be great as they always look after Charlie when he goes to games.”Charlie is well accustomed to meeting and greeting Liverpool legends and is pictured below with Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush, and also with Steven Gerrard. Delight for Letterkenny family as little Charlie to lead Liverpool out for Barca tie was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AnfieldBarcelonaChampions LeagueCharlie McGarryConor McGarryLiverpoollast_img read more

Warriors-Heat cheatsheet: Miami is desperate for a win, will the champs oblige?

first_imgHeat Stock Report: In what started as a farewell season for Heat legend Dwyane Wade has become a quest to make a … The Miami Heat is in a playoff run and needs a win over the Warriors on Wednesday night to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference. Will the champs oblige?Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup. When/Where: American Airlines Arena, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Heat projected starting lineup: Kelly Olynyk, Duncan Robinson, Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson, Dion Waiterslast_img read more

Stoller USA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2015 Trade TalkStoller USA is encouraging producers to “farm different” by taking a more methodical approach to achieving higher yields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about that philosophy with Marketing Director Jeff Morgan. (Aired on OAN 11/19/15)Stoller USA Jeff Morganlast_img

640 Haitians intercepted at sea in 2017 says Bahamas Defense Force

first_img Recommended for you Dorian downgraded, Ports and Shipping back to normal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – More than 150 Haitian migrants were captured in waters of the Southern Bahamas last week, and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force reveals that over 640 migrants have been intercepted at sea so far for 2017.    Joint Operations involving the US Coast Guard led to the captures on August 9 where 73 Haitians were found on a freighter and on August 11, where 78 Haitians were caught in waters north of Ragged Island; again spotted by the US Coast Guard and arrested by the Defense Force.A media release explains that a #DefenceForce ship-rider supported the first arrest aboard the #USCoastGuard craft; a provision of the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas where our marines are permitted to conduct tours of duty aboard US Coast Guard vessels and to make arrests in Bahamian waters.    The 151 undocumented migrants arrived in Nassau on Sunday morning at Coral Harbour and are currently under the supervision of Immigration officials for further processing. Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DefenceForce, #magneticmedianews, #USCoastGuard TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resignlast_img read more