Monthly Archives: December 2013

While celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, let’s not forget that segregation still exists

Segregation is the separation or isolation of individuals or groups from a larger group or from society. Segregation has taken many forms throughout history: refugee camps, work camps, concentration camps, castes, class systems, quarantines, slave quarters, homelands, ghettos, pales, redlined

What current media fascination is most like AIDS news coverage in the 1990’s? Hint: Lots of K’s involved

To those old enough to remember the 1990’s, the phrase “AIDS story of  the day” will resonate, because in fact there was a new story about some aspect of AIDS virtually every day of the week in the mass media:

So-called bioethicist would rather see people die than change society

In a New York Times Op/Ed column, Daniel Callahan, co-founder of the Hastings Center, a bioethics research institution, questions the wisdom of extending human life. Callahan rightfully calls aging “a public issue with social consequences” and mentions two of the