May 2020

Destructive Power of Despair [NYTimes.com]

A police cruiser burned in Brooklyn on Saturday during a protest against the killing of George Floyd. Credit - Jordan Gale for The New York Times Despair has an incredible power to initiate destruction. It is exceedingly dangerous to assume that oppression and pain can be inflicted without consequence, to believe that the victim will silently absorb the injury and the wound will fade. No, the injuries compound, particularly when there is no effort to alter the system doing the wounding, no...

Chris Cooper Is My Brother. Here’s Why I Posted His Video. [NYTimes.com]

Chris Cooper in Central Park on Wednesday. Credit... Brittainy Newman/The New York Times ...Racism affects all black people — men, women, boys, girls, gay, straight, nonbinary — no matter their state of employment or where or if they went to college. I have no doubt that if the police had showed up in the Ramble, a wooded area of the park where Chris had gone bird watching, my brother’s Ivy League degree and impressive résumé would not have protected him. Yet the Good Negro narrative has...

Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge [LATimes.com]

Los Angeles Protesters were among those who turned out in cities across the U.S. on Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) ...The black community is used to the institutional racism inherent in education, the justice system and jobs. And even though we do all the conventional things to raise public and political awareness — write articulate and insightful pieces in the Atlantic, explain the continued devastation on CNN,...

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week [vice.com]

COLLAGE BY HUNTER FRENCH | IMAGES VIA GETTY by Rachel Miller , VICE, May 28 2020 , 7:25pm. Friends, I don’t need to tell you that it’s been an especially hard few weeks for Black people in the United States. Breonna Taylor . Ahmaud Arbery . Chris Cooper . George Floyd . Tear-gassing the protesters who had the gall to be upset about a racist murder . All of this, during a time when Black people are disproportionately dying from the COVID-19 pandemic . It’s exhausting. Amid all this suffering,...

When Things Get Difficult, Turn To Wonder [Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College]

Each week we will be posting one of the 13 Principles for How We Treat Each Other from the Peace and Justice institute at Valencia College. This week we welcome Principle number ten, "when things get difficult, turn to wonder." Turning to wonder in times of stress is a gift to ourselves and others. Pausing to wonder the circumstances which lead others to their choices is a powerful tool of compassion. #PJIPrinciples Click here to access all of the Principles available in English, Spanish,...

Resilient Georgia launches website and videos with GPB

The Resilient Georgia initiative has launched a new website: resilientga.org Visit the website to learn more about the organization and the work they are doing related to ACE awareness. The mission of Resilient Georgia is: To lead a state-wide coalition to develop a closely-aligned and trauma-informed public and private network working toward a united vision to create a birth through 26 year old integrated behavioral health system. Key components to be implemented by our partners include...

The Story of One Nursing Mother Shows How America Treats Its Essential Workers [slate.com]

By Rebekah Diamond and William D. Lopez, Slate, May 28, 2020 On Monday, the Washington Post reported that cases of coronavirus infections among front-line workers in the food processing industry continue to surge. As the Post noted, the number of workers who have died from COVID-19 across the country has at least tripled, while the number who have been infected at three of the country’s largest meat processing companies—Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods, and JBS—in the past month has increased...

The Death of George Floyd, In Context [thenewyorker.com]

By Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, May 28, 2020 Two incidents separated by twelve hours and twelve hundred miles have taken on the appearance of the control and the variable in a grotesque experiment about race in America. On Monday morning, in New York City’s Central Park, a white woman named Amy Cooper called 911 and told the dispatcher that an African-American man was threatening her. The man she was talking about, Christian Cooper, who is no relation, filmed the call on his phone. They were...

With Abuse Victims Trapped at Home, Detroit Moves Restraining Order System Online [thetrace.org]

By Jennifer Mascia and Katlyn Alo, The Trace, May 29, 2020 Before the pandemic spread, getting a domestic violence restraining order was an onerous process in Wayne County, Michigan, which includes Detroit, Dearborn, and several smaller cities. Obtaining one required going in person to the court building to complete several pieces of paperwork, waiting around to see if a petition was granted, and then finding out when a hearing would take place. The whole process could take all day. “It can...

Growing evidence that minority ethnic groups in England may be at higher risk of COVID-19 [biomedcentral.com]

By Anne Korn, Biomed Central, May 29, 2020 Evidence available to date suggests that minority ethnic groups in England, particularly black and south Asian people, may be at increased risk of testing positive for Covid-19, compared to people from white British backgrounds, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Previous pandemics have often disproportionately impacted ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. While early evidence...

What Isolation Does to Undocumented Immigrants [theatlantic.com]

By Emily Kaplan, The Atlantic, May 27, 2020 One of the first times I met with Antonio, a middle-aged undocumented man in Queens, he was an hour late. When he arrived, panting, he explained that while he was on the subway, word spread among passengers that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were waiting at the next station. Antonio stayed on the train for several more stops—but when he got off, he said he saw agents at that station too. This was the only day that entire month, he told...

What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State by State [npr.org]

By Maria Godoy and Daniel Wood, National Public Radio, May 30, 2020 In April, New Orleans health officials realized their drive-through testing strategy for the coronavirus wasn't working. The reason? Census tract data revealed hot spots for the virus were located in predominantly low-income African-American neighborhoods where many residents lacked cars. In response, officials have changed their strategy, sending mobile testing vans to some of those areas, says Thomas LaVeist , dean of...

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care [jamanetwork.com]

By Thomas L. Campbell, JAMA, May 28, 2020 Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse or living with a parent with mental illness or substance use disorder, have been shown to have a powerful influence on subsequent mental and physical health and life expectancy. Exposure to ACEs has been linked to more than 40 negative health conditions, including poor mental health, substance use disorder, adverse health behaviors, chronic physical disease,...

The pandemic's great divide: Twelve hours in an L.A. restaurant [calmatters.org]

By Nigel Duara, Cal Matters, May 29, 2020 Edson Romero maneuvers his black Cadillac Escalade under the early afternoon sun onto Highway 101 in Los Angeles. Behind him is the Boyle Heights home he shares with three siblings. Up ahead is Echo Park, and the job he’s held since the recovery from the last economic crash, back in 2011. He’s dressed in his work uniform: blue jean shorts, running shoes and a black shirt emblazoned with “Sage Plant Based Bistro” in yellow-green lettering. Romero, 34,...

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