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Disparities

Chicago Health Disparities Persist But Can Be Stopped

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

We need more communities where making the "healthy choice" is the easy choice. Chicago is leading the nation in creating healthy communities, but we still have a long way to go.

Why Racism in America Is Not the Healthy Choice in Medicine or Education

Paloma Toledo, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Paloma Toledo, M.D.

As parents and community members, we need to understand the elimination of racism from an early age will only serve to improve the health of our community.

Why Republicans Can't Address Rising Inequality

Joe Conason | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

With Pope Francis and President Obama -- a pair of the world's most powerful voices -- warning against the dangers of social exclusion and excessive greed, we can expect to hear expressions of remorse as well as rage from all the usual right-wing suspects. But what we shouldn't expect is honesty.

The Urban Advantage in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

Some of the conventional wisdom about big city schools may be a little off. Given the heterogeneity of the student population, large cities might actually offer students more, not less, stimulation and inspiration.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

Why Women of Color Can't Pull a Sarah Palin

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Natalie Holder-Winfield

What if white women are given preferences and breaks -- where women of color are not -- because white men are attracted to them?

Unfair Children's Health Disparities: More Reason for Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, we live in a nation where children of color experience significant health disparities that begin before birth and follow them throughout their lives.