Tag: #racism

What do you see when you see Brown?

I must admit to you that I was very, very sad to see some of the comments on social media (comments like these) that came about from Marc Anthony signing “God Bless America” at the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday. It appears that the racist came out of a lot of people, and they decided to openly state how racist…

Baltimore City is worth saving

My thing is public health, and there is an enormous public health problem in Baltimore, where I work and will be going to school in September. This past weekend, a total of 20 people were shot. Eight of them died. Here is a story from the Baltimore Sun about the shootings. As of today, there have been 110 homicides in…

Ever heard of minstrel shows?

If you have the time, I highly suggest that you look at this ESPN report on racism in Europe: httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEqJG3csztU The report talks about incidents in Europe where soccer players of color have been called names, taunted, or worse because they are Black (or non-White). Samuel Eto’o, a Cameroonian playing soccer in Europe once had bananas thrown at him by…

We need to talk, again (or why I hate Facebook)

This is what I found on the Facebook profile of a family member: I’ve permanently lived in the United States of America since the age of ten. Before then, I was here many, many times because many of my family live here. Last year, I became a US Citizen. Much like my marriage, I chose to make this country my…