Unequal Treatment? Race, Ebola and the Tragic Death of Thomas Eric Duncan

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Why was Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national infected with Ebola, sent home when he first sought treatment at a Dallas hospital? The question is an unsettling one, not only because the failure to follow proper protocols may have cost him his life and placed others at risk of contracting the disease. It’s also unsettling [...]

New Publication: Inclusion and Exclusion of Latinos in the Affordable Care Act

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The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy has published my analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential for improving access to care for the Latino population in its Spring 2014 issue. The article, Inclusion and Exclusion of Latinos in the Affordable Care Act: Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Health Equity, examines outreach strategies and [...]

President Obama, Trayvon Martin and the Souls of Black Folk

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President Obama unexpectedly stepped into the Trayvon Martin controversy Friday afternoon, surprising members of press and the nation with his candid remarks on why so many African Americans are deeply pained by the killing of Trayvon Martin and the non-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. His remarks were especially poignant given his attempt to place [...]

President Obama’s Speech on Black Community’s Reaction to Trayvon Martin Shooting and Zimmerman Acquittal (full text and video)

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President Obama surprised the nation Friday afternoon when he unexpectedly preempted press secretary Jay Carney’s daily White House press briefing to deliver remarks on the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial. I have an upcoming commentary on the speech but for now here it is in its entirety. In bold are the parts that I [...]

Rand Paul Brings Republican Party Message to Howard University

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a speech at Howard University as part of Republican efforts to remake their brand and reach out to minorities in the wake of Mitt Romeny’s failed presidential bid. Judy is quoted in this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article on Paul’s speech.

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