The problem with race-based medicine | Dorothy Roberts

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. “It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy,” she says, “and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us.”

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Thai-Italian Lara Needs a Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donor #Match4Lara

24-year-old graduate student Lara Casalotti, who is Asian-white mixed race, needs a bone marrow donor. Because of her mixed racial background (her ethnic background is Chinese, Thai and Italian), her best chances of finding a suitable match would be from a person who has a similar genetic makeup. Lara is currently undergoing chemo for acute myeloid leukemia in London, and needs a bone marrow transplant by April to save her life.

 

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Party for future moms, FYOE (freeze your own eggs)

If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you might have noticed that the guests, almost all female, were chatting quietly, hesitantly, in pairs or trios. This wasn’t a group of good friends — Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres aside.

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8-Year-Old Baylor Fredrickson Needs Your DNA to Survive (VIDEO)

 

Although Asian Americans are in high demand, you do not have to be Asian American to become a living bone marrow donor. For more information on joining the Donor Registry — regardless of your ethnic background — visit Be the Match. All it takes is a swab of your cheek to have your DNA entered into the registry. Patients’ DNA is then put through the system for potential matches. It costs nothing for you — even if you are matched to a patient in need.

 

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Daniel Hale Williams

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Daniel Hale Williams (January 18, 1858 – August 4, 1931) was an American surgeon. He was the first African-American cardiologist, and performed the first successful open-heart surgery in the United States. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States
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Kaqchikel (a Mayan language) with English subtitles

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Facinating to listen to Indigenous Native American languages – especially because some have been wiped out already.

Also interesting to hear the “l” (edit from “tl” that I though I heard) sounds in so many words. We have a sister and niece by the name of Xochitl and even my Mexican native wife had a hard time pronouncing Xochitl at first lol.

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Mary Seacole – Daily Multiracial

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(Scottish/Jamaican Creole) [Jamaican]   Known as: Famous Nurse (Well known for her involvement in the Crimean War and fighting cholera in Panama; Her autobiography, “Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands” is one of the earliest autobiographies of a multiracial woman; Also known as “Mother Seacole”; Contemporary of Florence Nightingale)
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Robert De Niro, 68, and wife, 56, welcome a child via surrogate

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The Oscar-winner and wife Grace Hightower De Niro, 56, welcomed daughter through a surrogate mother, Entertainment Tonight reports.
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Jay Fubler Harvey – Creator of Daily Multiracial – on Google+

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Jay Fubler Harvey – Question everything, even yourself…
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