Though nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, studies show that less than 20 percent of medical schools teach their students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.
More than half of medical school deans report that their students aren’t competent to treat people with disabilities, and a similar percentage of graduates agree. Accreditation and licensing boards don’t require clinicians to demonstrate knowledge or skills in treating patients with disabilities.
abled people who act like medical professionals are magical omniscient gods need to read this
Because sometimes patients actually DO know better than doctors, despite some doctors refusal to admit it.
[H]ere’s the thing…The moral power of Marx’s work doesn’t just derive from its systematic demystification of capitalism; it also flows from his insistence that capitalism cannot generate the conditions for human flourishing. He never equated material well-being with happiness, but he knew that there can be no happiness WITHOUT material well-being.
The crime of capitalism is that it forces the vast majority of the population to remain preoccupied with basic concerns of nutrition, housing, health, and skill acquisition. It leaves little time for fostering community and creativity that humans crave.
And the injustice of capitalism is that it does so in an era of plenty. There are enough resources to ensure basic material satisfaction for all, but capital mandates that those resources do not benefit the great majority. Further, those same resources have been generated by the hard work of the population that is denied its benefits.
hey, so dear white people came out, only for some reason or another it’s not out in a lot of theaters. and it needs to be! so if it’s not in your theater or you suspect it’s not then please go here and demand it to be. it’s a very, very important movie and everyone in the world deserves the opportunity to watch it. thank you!!
Hi POC Zine Project,
My name is Minh, and I’m writing to submit my zine for the community project.
Thanks for all you do!
TITLE: Food Thoughts
AUTHOR: Root Loop (Minh Nguyen)
RELEASE: Print: November 2013. Digital: June 2014
ORIGIN: Seattle, WA
DESCRIPTION: Food Thoughts is a critique of the absence of race and class analyses in mainstream food-related movements, such as those calling for organic or animal-free consumption. The critiques are heavily supported by the scholarship of Dr. Breeze Harper. Many examples are specific to Seattle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: minhnguyen.co
A large part of my motivation for making zines is to meet other POCs who are both interested in having conversations about race/class/gender dynamics and in maintaining/redefining DIY ethics. Please get in touch at minhnguyenplus at gmail dot com.
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i complained about the lack of queer literature in my local library so they ordered a ton of my recommendations (the books i wanted to read…) and they emailed me to say they all came in yesterday and i’m gonna pick them up after college and drown myself in literature, laughing maniacally all the while
when i was younger it made me really sad that they didn’t have any young adult novels featuring a queer protagonist but now hopefully a sad 13 year old who can’t find more than 2 books representing their sexuality/gender will visit the library and feel better about themselves and more normal !
(and i didn’t have to pay for any of it the council actually PAID for them holy poop)
Great job! This is exactly the right thing to do. I did the same thing at my library and they also bought almost everything I requested.
Folks, those of you who can’t afford my books, I hope you’re seeing this. Request them at the library. In many cases, they WILL buy them, and it’s something that has to be done in the next few years because some sources have told me that libraries don’t like to buy books that are more than 3-5 years old.
I’m definitely going to look into doing this! I just - what do I say?Many libraries have a place on their website where you can punch in the number on your library card and “request” a new book — for example,my local library's suggestion page. Here, if they decide to buy it, it'll automatically be put on hold for you when it comes in. Now, from experience, with some of these titles it might take two months. And they're more likely to buy books that have a significant presence online as in Amazon and Goodreads reviews. There are also a lot of little publishers—mine included—where youhave to request paperback because they’ve decided not to do eBook business with libraries.
If you can’t find it on your local library website, try asking a librarian how one goes about requesting a book that’s not in the catalog. They might suggest you try getting it through ILL (interlibrary loan) but may also hand you, say, a paper form version of the website I linked.
Our library here, by the way, has a different purchaser for YA vs. regular fiction — so I’d turn in requests for both just in case one of them turns out to be a grumpus.
I’m a college student and my college’s library has a request page and an automatic hold procedure, too. I’m trying to make a point of requesting as many books by LGBTQ authors, especially ones who are also of color, before I graduate so that future students will be able to browse shelves that look at least a little bit more welcoming. I can’t recommend this strategy enough, for school and public libraries.