The racism of the medical system has been well researched and incredibly well documented. Even white patients do better with Black doctors, and Black patients do remarkably better. I do not think this is a mystery, although in our current climate, actually answering it could be very dangerous.
I’ll put this in Follow-up as well.
The Black birder from Central Park has of course been the better human the whole time, and now has written a book about birding, using his sudden fame as a way to introduce more people, and especially people of color, to the joys of outdoor nature activities such as (especially!) birding.
Michael Harriot provides some background on Black voters:
“You don’t shoot somebody in the back that is not a threat to you,” the sheriff said.
Too many LEOs don’t share that belief, which is why we have so many making the news for executing unarmed people. I have to wonder how many of these vigilantes figure they’ll get away with it because most cops do.
The first documented use of the phrase “stay woke” happened in the 1930s when Lead Belly ended his song about the Scottsboro Boys by advising Black folk traveling through Alabama to “stay woke.” The term “woke" was created by Black people referring to being alert to systemic racial injustices. #BlackHistoryWithLana #Fresh
TIL! Thank you.
I’d love more details on the sources where she found that fact… I don’t see any in the post, though…
I don’t know where she got it- but it’s noted elsewhere.
“I made this little song about down there,” Lead Belly says. “So I advise everybody, be a little careful — best stay woke, keep their eyes open.”
Michael Harriot has entered the chat…
ETA: Lead Belly’s comment using the phrase is at the 4:30 mark in this recording:
What @knoxblox said!