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“It looks as if the system cannot reform itself.

We’ve tried black faces in black high places.

Too often our black politicians, professional class, middle class, become too accommodated to the capitalist economy, too accommodated to the militarised nation-state,
#GeorgeFloyd
...too accommodated to the market-driven culture tied with celebrity status, power, fame, all of that superficial stuff that means so much to so many fellow citizens.

And what happens? What happens is, we got a neo-fascist gangster in the White House, who
#GeorgeFloydProtests
... really doesn’t care for the most part. We got a neo-liberal wing of the Democratic Party that is now in the driver’s seat with the collapse of Brother Bernie & they don’t really know what to do because all they want is “show more faces…show more black faces”..
#Minneapolis
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1. 🇺🇸 The future of our Republic is at stake.
Survival as a Nation.
We Rise or We Die.
We, the People.
Q

#Qanon
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Thank you @ColleenKraft for being consistently vocal 💪🏼💪🏿💪🏽

Let’s work on #tweetiatrician #advocacy training by @AmerAcadPeds to have more robust & effective strategies vs increasing backlash & #bullying
as experienced by @NicoleB_MD @DrToddWo, worse for #minoritiesinmedicine
From @bfrist on #LinkedIn: concerning loss of scientific #integrity by political agendas

#scicomm teaching has been to “avoid politics” = sitting in sidelines

why engaged #tweetiatrician were a separate species apart from other #STEM professionals

linkedin.com/posts/activity…
We need to be multidisciplinary like work with school nurse leader @RobinCogan

When I have taught official @AmerAcadPeds guidelines to trainees in hospital settings & staff member has walked by, they assumed “political” & “unprofessional” when per AAP

https://t.co/1ktvts1Fuu
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I take pride in being able to make complex things seem simple.

I've been learning machine learning actively, passively & actively again for the past 30 months.

And I'd like to share:

bit.ly/ml-smp-101

#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

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So I've decided to do something slightly uncomfortable. I'm going to put myself out there. A lot.

Blog posts, webinar series, talks (post-COVID-19) etc.

"Learning Machine Learning".

I love to debate (or argue)

#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

2/n
In a recent very frustrating argument, I promised the audience that I would be back.

Yesterday, I posted the following on the WhatsApp group:
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#machinelearning #learningmachinelearning #learningml #ml #ai

3/n
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Thrilled and proud that @PNASNews published our study Today: The Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science. Find it here: pnas.org/content/early/…. GitHub: github.com/bhofstra/diver…. Short primer: bashofstra.com/diversity-inno…. 1/n
Study by myself, @viveksck, Sebastian Munoz-Najar Galvez, Bryan He, @jurafsky, &Dan McFarland. We study the diversity-innovation paradox: Diversity breeds innovation, yet underrepresented groups that diversify organizations have less successful careers within them. 2/n
Does the diversity-innovation paradox hold for scientists as well? To answer this question, we use text analysis and machine learning as well as US census and dissertations of more than 1.2 million recipients of doctoral degrees from 1977 to 2015. 3/n
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aei.org/articles/the-2…

Extravagant success of Ashkenazi #Jews in wide range of intellectual domains serves as solid refutation to already exhausted #woke narrative of oppression, victimhood, & intersectionality. Why?/1

#IQ #psychology #intelligenceresearch #groupdifferences
"In the first half of the 20th century, despite pervasive and continuing social discrimination against Jews throughout the Western world, despite the retraction of legal rights, and despite the Holocaust, Jews won 14 % of Nobel Prizes in literature, chemistry, physics..."/2
"..., and medicine/physiology. In the second half of the 20th century, when Nobel Prizes began to be awarded to people from all over the world, that figure rose to 29 %. So far, in the 21st century, it has been 32 %. Jews constitute ~0.2 % of the world’s population."/3
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1). “Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude”— Renaldo Williams started his #chieftalk this morning @VUMCSurgRes with this Frederick Douglass quote— and took us down several personal roads in an incredibly thoughtful and moving #grandrounds. Thread follows....
2). It was about roads— the many different types of roads that get us from one place to another— some unmarked, some treacherous, some worn, some patched. And he reflected on his road— from Holmes County #Mississippi where 45% live in poverty.
3). To successfully navigate any road, you need a map and a compass (value systems), rest stops (opportunities that open doors), and guides (mentors).
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A suggestion on how we can preserve mental & emotional wellbeing and help people at the same time:

Shift from "why" thinking ➡️ "what" & "how"
In other words, get task-oriented!

What do I mean? A small 🧵on how community service can also be a powerful tool for wellbeing.
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I was talking to a colleague today about the mental and emotional toll that #COVID19 has taken on everyone's lives.

I've posted about how we need to find those rays of light and silver linings whenever and wherever we can, to help counteract all the darkness.
Part of that involves what I call creating the light.

When all we see around us is darkness, and it's hard to see the silver linings, can we actually create some light ourselves?

I believe we can, and in doing so, provide some much needed service to those in need.
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Reactions To #COVID19 Threaten Gains In Diversity, Inclusion And Belonging. #EDI #highered via @forbes forbes.com/sites/soniatho…
How Will COVID-19 Affect Equity in Education?
The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to educate students about the importance of equality and anti-discrimination.
School officials must be reminded of..obligation to avoid discrimination” By JV Arellano americanbar.org/groups/litigat…
Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times

“diversity among races, genders, generations, ethnicities..thought one thing..including employees with these experiences in the conversation..help leaders..find.. answers..during trying times” entrepreneur.com/amphtml/348209…
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We live in interesting times where openly another ethnic cleansing of Europeans is being promoted by by the multiculturalists, such as Barbara Lerner Spectre:

Daar gaan we weer 🤓
#Jewish Media Influence in Scandinavia
#Sweden: The Bonnier Family - Peter Hjörne - Helle Klein - Robert Aschberg
The Jewish origins of multiculturalism in Sweden

threadreaderapp.com/thread/1219292…
#Diversity is our strenght, #Israel into a multicultural mode.
AntiRacist #Hitler in #Israel 🤔😨
Reversed Barbara Lerner Spectre method 😉

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People of color (POCs) receive less feedback than their peers. Why? Managers 1) fear being perceived as racist, 2) fear hard conversations and 3) invest less time & attention on POC reports. POCs deserve better. Here are a few tips if you agree:
#1 - Fear of being perceived as racist. The (often unconscious) thought process goes: By avoiding giving feedback altogether, I will eliminate all possibility of being perceived as biased or discriminatory./2
This colorblind strategy has become especially prevalent in the era of cancel culture. People leaders are increasingly wary of interacting with employees of color. It feels like a minefield and they’d rather avoid the liability altogether./3
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#diversity #equity & #inclusion jobs are some of the hottest in the country. If you’re on the market, get clarity re: where the orgs you’re interviewing with are in their evolution. Be choosy. My recs for the top 10 Qs to ask during the hiring process are below:
1) “Why me?”: I love asking this during 3rd interviews. It gives you insight into how an org has branded you, gives you a chance to clear up misconceptions & can alert you to if it's really about you or if you'll be a token. At best, it turns interviewers into your hype team.
2) “What’ve you done to prepare for this role?”: Mostly relevant to positions that are new to the org. Listen for actions taken to prep the org & key stakeholders re: the case for change. If you get blank stares in response to this Q, they ain’t ready.
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Listening to @RobWortham, University of Bath on:

#AI #Robotics #Anthropomorphism and #Ethics

“We can now build robots that look as though they care - but it’s a synthetic version of caring and it may well be manipulating us”

// HT Luke P @RadleyKSocial

robwortham.com
“We have Palaeolithic #Emotions, Medieval #Institutions and god-like #Technology

And it is terrifically dangerous”

- EO Wilson
Asimov Rules of Robotics

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_r…
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What's at stake? Only a generation of young physicians!

The government has introduced legislation that will allow it to restrict entry to Alberta. The conditions for entry will be managed by Alberta Health: where the doctor practices, with whom and how. #physiciansupply 1/6
Because there is no contract, healthcare decisions are being made solely by politicians & not #healthcare practitioners. A torn up contract means there are no limits on what conditions the Minister can put in place for doctors, clinics & patients. @shandro @jkenney 2/6
Because of #Bill21 & this legislation #Albertamedicalstudents no longer want to practice in #Alberta - a direct result of govt actions.

The vast majority had seen their future in Alberta (over 80%). Now over 75% feel they need to plan for practice elsewhere. #albertajobs 3/6
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I am so glad that researchers are interested in helping extend #STEM opportunities to #tribal students!

But please understand that we #Indigenous academics spend considerable time to cultivate relationships of TRUST. No one should expect automatic access our networks. 1/8 #phd
Some well-intentioned researchers have asked to contact my networks bc they 1) have a #diversity goal (Indigenous people as a ✔️), 2) request a letter of support, or 3) have an idea to "help us". If this is our first communication, understand that we have not yet built trust. 2/8
Know that many #Indigenous academics have been burned by ppl who take the letter of support without honoring their commitments to those who helped obtain the grant or tenureship benchmark. That's extractive, and we do not forget. (Also true for #research community engagement) 3/8
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There was an announcement that @nyav_post & @GKIDSfilms cast a trans actress for the role of Hana in #TokyoGodfathers. Reading the comments I’m seeing some questions about why it matters. So here goes... (1/6)
Including #Diversity & #representation in your casting decisions is not about quotas or being PC. Every actor brings their life experience to each role. When you have a role that is part of a minority group, by casting from that group, you are enriching that role. (2/6)
The actor can offer different points of view, context & authenticity. This happened on #ASilentVoice when we cast a deaf actress, on #Funan with Khmer actors, on #Kingdom with Korean actors, & it happened o #TokyoGodfathers with @Shakeenz who is a fantastic actress PERIOD. (3/6)
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South Korea’s soft power is eclipsing Japan’s as well. K-Pop, K-Beauty, cultural juggernauts like Parasite.. (meanwhile I’m not sure what’s going on with the “Cool Japan” initiative)
Contemporary Korean cuisine has definitely arrived on the global scene too. The hippest Asian restaurants in New York right now are Korean, like Atomix and Her Name Is Han, which are both fantastic ny.eater.com/2020/1/13/2103…
Ah, found it! This is from years ago but an interesting and prescient take, by @neojaponisme, on the decline of Japanese pop culture neojaponisme.com/2011/11/28/the…
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When they talk of #diversity they explicitly mean less white. If a panel had one blonde one brunette & one dark haired European with blue, green and hazel eyes, then it wouldn't be considered to be diverse despite it being a wonderful example of our own in-group diversity...(1)
This actual diversity is not what they're interested in To them, diversity is a racial conception even though they claim that race is a social construct. Diversity is about less whiteness in majority white nations It isn't a strength or a benefit, it is about intentional change.
Diversity is about changing the racial make up of a country. It isn't done to enrich a country or to benefit the economy. It is done with total transformation in mind. It is associated with terms like 'strength' exactly because it is a weakness which needs to be lied about.....
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

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2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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Thread. Unpacking the new expanded #travelban targeting most #immigrants from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma and Nigeria & nationals from Sudan and Tanzania seeking admission under the DV Lottery. 1/
#Immigrant is a term of art that applies to people seeking admission permanently. #Family is the primary way can qualify for an IV but only some relationships qualify (i.e., spouse of a US citizen). A person can also be sponsored by a US employer for an IV to fill labor needs. 2/
The #diversitylottery is a smaller but crucial #immigrant visa category to encourage immigration from low admission countries and enhance #diversity. Congress allocated 50K visas annually for this group. The new #travelban wipes out this option for nationals of all 6 countries. 3
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Two days ago, someone called my son the ‘N’word. He was on the school bus. My son called me while I was leading a meeting for the residency program to tell me. He is 10 yo. The other boy is also 10. (This is a thread...)
I excused myself from the meeting to talk him through it. He was in tears. He was confused. The boy asked him, “what are you going to do if I call you the ‘N’ word, then proceeded to blurt it out.
After consoling my son I helped him create a plan of action with which he was comfortable. I hung up the phone and my eyes welled with tears.
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