Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Don't Get Sick if You're Black or Brown Because You Might Not Stick Around

Today, media reports confirmed that health disparities persist for Blacks in the United States, despite 20 years of hard data, reams of government reports, umpteen million conferences, meetings, demonstrations, taskforces, initiatives, and investigations. Seems the browns just ain't getting the same care the pink-skinned folks get in the big ol' white hospital. This one you can definitely file under "Tell us something we didn't already know." Personally I can't stand hospitals and will always go to my local Hippie clinic or Minute Clinic at Target (if it's not an emergency). I don't know what it is but hospitals are deadly places for black folks and we've got to do something about it. The question is what. If after all these years, and all the talk (and action) the disparities persist, then what CAN we do? What haven't we tried. Its like old White Brutha Einstein used to say “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” And I don't know about y'all, but I know I ain't crazy. So, how can we make a change. Where are the true visions of health, wellness and well-bring for Black people in the Americas and globally. How do we heal our selves, families and communities. Because its obvious that the Diasporic Long-Body (my concept of the total multi-bodied, multi-brained corpus of Diasporans on the planet)..The Diasporic Long-Body is sick y'all and we've got to find some new medicine.

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