People Are Saying There's A Haircut Celebs Get Right Before They Steal Black Culture. Racial Segregation May Lead To Higher Blood Pressure, Study Finds. It's not clear how living in a segregated neighborhood affects blood pressure, but stress is one potential cause, experts say.
Annebaek/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption annebaek/Getty Images/iStockphoto It's not clear how living in a segregated neighborhood affects blood pressure, but stress is one potential cause, experts say. African-Americans experience a significant drop in their blood pressure after they move out of highly segregated neighborhoods and into more integrated neighborhoods, researchers report Monday. A study involving more than 2,000 African-Americans found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a factor in heart attacks and strokes.
Doctors have known for a long time that African-Americans are prone to high blood pressure. The researchers followed the study subjects for 25 years, when they reached the ages of 43 to 55. Others agree. But here’s the thing… I think you actually DO know what to do right now. But here’s the thing… I think you actually DO know what to do right now On Structural Racism and Daily Inaction What’s up white people.
It’s been a few days since something unspeakably awful, perpetrated against people of color (and against black people specifically) hit the headlines in a big, news-cycle seizing way. Goodness knows we’ve been here before. And you realize that there’s a bit of a pattern, right? [Terrible thing happens. But if the name of this song is “An Unthinkable Thing Happened To Black People Again (White People Can’t Ignore It Any More Remix, Feat. This week I had one of the most disturbing train rides of my life – and it changed my perspective on Black Lives Matter. Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal.
It is a long tale. But one that is necessary to read and digest. I was sitting in the corner of the Red Line T closest to the conductor when a group of about eight black kids from the ages of 12-16 entered. I automatically noticed their presence because of how absolutely loud and rowdy they were being. Smiling to myself, because of how crazy they were all acting, I turned up the music in my headphones and bounced along with the train. I noticed the boy sitting across from me. Play Video Close This is a modal window. Video shows moments before police shoot unarmed black man lying down with his hands up At around the South Station stop, the conductor’s door swung open and through my oversized headphones I could tell she told the kids to quiet down.
Digital Activism/ #BlackOutDay March 6th. This week’s readings dedicated to digital activism and the consequences of algorithmic filtering brought about connections to a social media wide hashtag I will be participating in this Friday called #BlackOutDay.
Friday, March 6th all Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vine users are encouraged to post and re- post positive depictions of Black people all day long. The demonstration was first intended for Black Tumblr users to combat the under representation most of us feel when combing through tags on the site. On Tumblr “notes” are like currency and give a post immortality as it is liked and re-blogged throughout the site while being seen by its 225.5 million blog-owners and countless lurkers.
But often when I hit up the trending page that shows the post with the most notes, I don’t see people quite like me. Lost Daughters: Transracial Lives Matter: Rachel Dolezal and the Privilege of Racial Manipulation. “The commodification of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as a new delight, more intense, more satisfying than normal ways of doing and feeling.
Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture.” bell hooks — Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance “They love our bodies, but they don’t love us.” #BlackWomensLivesMatter #SayHerName “Everybody wanna be a nigga, but nobody wanna be a nigga.” Paul Mooney. I was doing my best to ignore this story. Law professor's response to BLM shirt complaint. I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing. On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will do the right thing no matter what is happening.
Fifteen percent of officers will abuse their authority at every opportunity. The remaining 70 percent could go either way depending on whom they are working with. That's a theory from my friend K.L. Williams, who has trained thousands of officers around the country in use of force. Based on what I experienced as a black man serving in the St. That remaining 70 percent of officers are highly susceptible to the culture in a given department.
It is not only white officers who abuse their authority. And no matter what an officer has done to a black person, that officer can always cover himself in the running narrative of heroism, risk, and sacrifice that is available to a uniformed police officer by virtue of simply reporting for duty.