Sociologists are talking a lot about something called “the learning gap.” This is a gap in knowledge and ability seen between different groups of children. These groups can vary based on race or socioeconomic status.
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The most recent flu season was particularly damaging in the United States, resulting in at least 160 pediatric deaths. Despite the damage inflicted by influenza annually, the current vaccine is only 60 percent effective at best.
Reduction mammaplasty can also improve a person’s self-esteem and self-image and allow them to comfortably engage in many physical activities, including various sports.
The inflammation can be relatively mild, involving only one or two areas, to the involvement of extensive areas that can lead to abscesses and breakdown and rupture of the intestines, a life-threatening emergency.
Atum Azzahir said earlier this year on a mental health panel at a Minnesota Public Radio-sponsored event that systemic racism “and the pain and suffering that cause trauma” among Blacks and other people of color should be taken into account by healthcare professionals when dealing with mental health concerns.
In the U.S., approximately one in 500 African Americans and one in 1,200 Hispanic Americans are born with sickle cell disease. Approximately two million Americans — including about eight-to-12 percent of the African American population — are carriers of the disease. Carriers of the disease are said to have the “sickle cell trait.”
By adjusting our current understanding of code-switching and using it as a tool to empower and position ourselves as a group, it could be one piece of the puzzle to moving Black people forward as a collective people.
Suicides also take approximately twice as many lives as homicides, which garner much more attention.
How do we best protect ourselves from all the germs and illness around us? The answer is simple – good, old-fashioned handwashing.