Diversity: A Key Aspect in Healthcare and Policy

Racial and ethnic minorities receive lower-quality health care than white people–even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable.1 Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color [BIPOC] are less likely to be given appropriate cardiac care, to receive kidney dialysis or transplants, and to receive the best treatments [than to white people].2 In […]

How Black Lives Matter Demonstrates the Power of Community-led Activism

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has sparked demonstrations across the nation led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. In response to the growing protests against racism and police violence, many reforms have already been proposed or passed across the country. These sweeping changes support my […]

Building Solidarity for Racial Justice

As 2020 has laid bare the extensive cracks in our societal foundation, the need for structural change comes into focus more than ever. Racial injustice and anti-Blackness in particular is grounded in the problematic origins of the United States. Anti-racist work calls for both critical reflection and action of our roles as individuals and more […]

Why We Should Care About Other Communities of Color

I recently finished my first year of college and although I don’t remember much of General Chemistry, I do remember a lot from my Race and Ethnic Relations class that left a lasting impact on me. In this class, I learned about a thing called “ethnic projects,” which was every group of immigrants’ journey to […]

Leaders Have to Develop Their Skills

I believe that leadership is derived from passion, and commitment from leaders leads to success. A personal trait and background that propels leaders to success is passion for a cause or issue that has a deeper meaning to them. This care derived from an experience or deep-rooted passion allows a leader to think about problem-solving […]