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What a white person says: You are very articulate.

What a black person hears: You don’t sound like a black person.

I thought about this while sitting in on an interview early today. 207 more words


“I have become convinced that it is only by naming racism, asking the question “How is racism operating here?” and then mobilizing with others to actually confront the system and dismantle it that we can have any significant or lasting impacts on the pervasive “racial” health disparities that have plagued this country for centuries.”

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Health Disparities

On Intellectuals and Their Duties in the 21st Century

Devon Douglas-Bowers  on Foreign Policy Journal     September 10, 2012

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.” — Noam Chomsky [1] 2,337 more words

External Sources

Dick Gregory...On Becoming a Public Intellectual

Just being a Negro doesn’t qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine. Dick Gregory