Day: March 22, 2006

Take That, South Dakota

Via Her Twistiness, the president of the Oglala Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota throws down the gauntlet: The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed. A former…

Breast Cancer Death Rate Disparity

Bias in the provision of medical services — whether research, treatment, diagnosis or otherwise — is a subject close to me. My mother died in November 2002 after failing to recognize that the flu-like symptoms she was experiencing were that…

“Coalition”

So Jay at Jay Sennett Jaywalks has done some interesting thinking around race and superficially inclusive language, and has decided to do some w0rk on the problem through his own voice: Which leads me to the title of this post.…

Breaking a Stupid Law

It’s kind of refreshing to have nice things to say about the Catholic Church. A bit of background: Roger Cardinal Mahony, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, has stated that he will direct priests in his Archdiocese to ignore any law,…