Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing will be an important recommended text in #AAS300, The Case for Reparations. Medaase paa, @ProfClaiborne for the recommendation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDB0y-dWDOE&feature=share

Race & Racism are Prime Social Forces, Trumping Class & Classism

Liberals today mostly view racism not as an active, distinct evil but as a relative of white poverty and inequality. They ignore the long tradition of this country actively punishing black success—and the elevation of that punishment, in the mid-20th century, to federal policy. President Lyndon Johnson may have noted in his historic civil-rights speechContinue reading “Race & Racism are Prime Social Forces, Trumping Class & Classism”

Health Care and Race: The Enduring American Dilemma

Samuel Livingston, PhD The racial dynamic in the health care debate is often understated. The race – health care connection goes beyond the Tuskegee Study and includes race as a subtext for the denial of universal health care in 20th century American history. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2008, of the 47 millionContinue reading “Health Care and Race: The Enduring American Dilemma”