Sheria Reid: I do take issue with the prevalent mythology that black people use the word nigger all the time. I’m black and 57 years old. I don’t know all black people but I know a lot of black people. NONE of the black people that I know typically use nigger as a greeting or in general conversation.
Paparazzi may feed our addiction, but we are the addicts. And in an age where every film, TV, and even reality personality seems to have a team of stylists and press people choreographing their every move, what role are the stars themselves playing in this industry?
Friday Feedback: This week, Jim H. comments on Diane Lefer’s “Seeking Unity Across Sex, Race & Class” and then Diane responds.
Bob Letcher: I just never forgot that my maternal grandfather was an immigrant bricklayer. I didn’t want to “dress-up” because going “up” might distract me from my commitment to working for justice for “little guys”.
I am going to be arrested because I believe that it is my professional responsibility to advocate on behalf of those patients who are suffering and because it is clear that traditional advocacy tools are not working.