Tag Archives: Racism

Titus Kaphar and His Compelling Views of Death and Racism

A young black artist's work speaks to racial injustice in the United States

Titus Kaphar was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. He graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the Yale School of Art. He describes his artistic style as a combination of Classic and Renaissance. Kaphar works with many … Continue reading

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Studies Show Differences in Quality of Palliative Care

Black patients and patients with organ failure report poor levels of palliative care

Palliative care is designed to provide comfort to people who have terminal illnesses. Yet multiple studies show that not all patients receive the same quality of care. In one study of Veterans Administration hospitals, black patients were less likely than white patients … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd (2002)

A young girl grapples with her mother’s death and the universal problem of growing up

Growing up has never been easy for any one. In Sue Monk Kidd’s critically acclaimed first novel The Secret Life of Bees, her protagonist, Lily Owens, does so in the midst of the Deep South’s Civil Rights revolt. The memory … Continue reading

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