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#threadstorytime : The Fire 🔥🔥A tale of hustle, passion and what demoralizes #BlackInMedicine #BlackintheIvory Physicians ... (buckle up) ➡️👉🏾
2/🧵As a new academic year is upon us and new interns and R2’s have just started their roles.... with shiny new Littmans and eyes full of promise it might be nice to tell a story about when it doesn’t go according to plan. 👉🏾
3/🧵 Often in medicine we are led to believe we are the ONLY ones who have dealt with unexpected situations, experienced doubt about the specialty choice or been forced to survive a tumultuous experience WHILE maintaining our commitment to learning. 👉🏾
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Here, we will be collecting some key quotes from this afternoon's parallel roundtables ⤵️

For our panel on "European Social Cohesion and Social Security", we welcomed four expert panellists from across Europe to give their insights

.@IainBeggLSE from @LSEnews started proceedings, contributing that "we expect and require cross-border solidarity, but social Europe is something the Member States have been reluctant to cede"

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This is the single best advice for any doctor at any stage: listen to nurses. In particular, listen to Black nurses

Also, protect nurses. In healthcare the terminology is “writing orders” - if that is not power imbalance, I don’t know what is

One thing I have noticed on social media is: even at pre-med stage, the condescension & disrespect towards nurses sometimes is already there

Much of recent #MedTwitter drama I engaged in was because, though I knew it would be wise to “look away” could not

not if vs Black nurses
Across the board, regardless of race, when nurses, or anyone, is bullied within in clinical practice settings - setting that already have high rates of error

on many levels

it is anti-#safety and #quality for patients & staff

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In recent years have started to question the traditional approach to #narrativemedicine. Who owns a story? What lens is applied? I get it is seen as important for “joy of practice” to tell these stories as doctors. Except, these are actual lives and bodies of human beings.
As in, I don’t know the right answer but I also don’t think we are asking enough questions of ourselves, our profession, our peers, our professors/attendings.

Ours is a profession that labels
>age 35 as “geriatric pregnancy” after all

My pinned tweet:
Or: #nyc writing class, read “The Laugh”
by Tea Obreht:had never been yet wrote story in Subsaharan Africa

Vivid descriptions of wild animals
Black male=passion

WOC in class had to point out to instructor: WOC characters were flat, one-dimensional, silent, passive
=White gaze
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D.C. | Congressional Black Caucus Foundation incorporated non-profit, *see salaries #CBCF

"established as a non-partisan research institute by members of the Congressional Black Caucus & others to promote African Americans' involvement in the national political process" #Grants
The Foundation
Fundraising & corporate partners support CBCF programs.
Activities are funded by hosting an Annual Legislative Conference each SEP

Fundraising arm: Congressional Black Caucus Spouses | US Congress raises about $60M/YR

ie: SHOP Student Home Ownership Program
1981 | Expansion of the group resulted from a change in the House Administration Committee rules governing caucuses

The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research & educational institute with an office located near Dupont Circle in Washington DC
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Stop being a pawn in divide and conquer. Ask yourself these questions 👇

Whoever produced this, brill!

Black Questions Matter…

I have a few points to add. #MPD & #ENR is a two-minute drive from each other. What did they need to burn down? Was Omar investment properties scorched? #derekchauvin worked at #ENR for 17 years. I was told #GeorgeFloyd harrived to MN 4 years ago from TX.
Why did an attorney go on Facebook and claim #Georgefloyd died in 2017? Why did I spend two hours looking for a #georgefloyd in obituaries or in Corpus Christi but came up with nothing? George Floyd may as well be John Smith. Why did the attorney seem surprised his FB page

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This - not only the social structure of South Asian culture, whether India or Pakistan, but the experience of Colonialism. We understand this in implicit & explicit ways used for re-establishing positions of dominance in the U.S. as "model minority" - use that for social justice
Colonialism layered over social hierarchy in South Asian culture, not erasing social structures. In chattel slavery stolen African bodies were all the same - former king now a slave. We kept our names, not taking masters' names. We accessed education.

When we think we get places in America only through hard work that is self-serving narrative and myth. Yes, there's hard work, but hard work that gets rewarded. We also get places because we know how to "work it" - work the system like systems that worked for us in the homeland.
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#GeorgeFloyd protesters have halted a long line of cars along the Interstate 579 over the Allegheny River in #Pittsburgh.

A car is on fire outside PPG Paints Arena.

Stay tuned to @TribLIVE for developing coverage. Also: @dillonswriting & @nsmallwoodphoto
UPDATE: Traffic cleared by police on I-579 — but an ambulance just reached the off-ramp to treat an injured man near the intersection of Route 28/Chesnut Street.

Several #protesters told me that a car driver got inpatient and rammed into the protester.

Tristen Nesmith, 23, of Beaver Falls said he saw a car strike one of the fellow #protesters along the I-579/Veterans Bridge over the Allegheny River.

The driver got frustrated, “started reviving up his engine and just hit my man for no reason. He wasn’t doing anything wrong.”
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Umbereen S Nehal MD MPH: who is this person? Several people have been asking

A thread

Where am I from? Hooboy.
Let’s say, citizen of the world, human ping pong ball. Third culture kid. Genetic mutt

Born: 🇺🇸
🇵🇰 parents - when my parents born colonial rule, pre-Pakistan
To thoroughly annoy my Twitter bestie, @DrvanTilburg

Am an ENFP - a cross between Snoopy, Robin Willians, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair

I border on ENTP - love new info and love to challenge in order to break through barriers or limitations
My great-grandfather was given title "Khan Bahadur" (brave). As a judge, a brown man under Colonial rule, he threw the book at a British attorney. "Learn the law" if in his courtroom. Hence my stiff moral backbone

My mom & me:

(She loves this song)
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#thread on ableist language: I’ve seen a lot of Madison folks using ableist language to talk about the #pandemic protesters & I want to talk briefly about why this language is harmful on multiple levels to disabled ppl & to the cause of collective liberation. CW: ableist language
The most common thing I see is folks referring to protesters as crazy, insane, mental, nutjobs, etc. This language suggests all the protesters (yesterday 1.5k in Madison) have psychiatric disabilities & often imply that as a result they’re dangerous or not worth taking seriously.
This discursive approach is ableist bc it suggests that people with psych disabilities are inherently dangerous, dismissible, disposable, etc. It adds to the oppression of folks with psych disabilities, relies on this oppression to be effective.
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Love @rogerwaters for the music which got me through as a teen...but his opinion on our President is way off. Said from a conscience he helped develop. How can he stand w/ AOC Schumer Schifty & all the other nutcases seeking to dissolve national sovereignty, enriching the 0.001%.
This is the globalist socialist marxist regime! @rogerwaters
One is not allowed anything BUT what they say or you are "racist, xenophobic, intolerant, white supremacist, ..." This has been the single largest disappointment for me, that @rogerwaters stands with those who are oppressing the entire nation. WOW has that hit me hard. Very sad!!
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When I submitted my first book proposal I had no idea what I was doing. So, I bought a book called, How to Write a Book Proposal. It helped. I got the book deal! BUT... 1/ #FaithRootedWriting…
When I spoke with a potential book agent 1yr later she coughed on her sip of tea when I told her how much I received for the advance. I was just happy someone paid me for my writing at all. I had no idea what was possible with a book agent. 2/ #faithrootedwriting #SocialJustice
Turns out, the roof disappears and angels sing. 3/

#FaithRootedWriting #SocialJustice @FreedomRoadus
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Counternarrative: I've been trying to distill my thoughts into words about #COVID19 and #Black #America. We would be complicit in #structural #racism to assume the cases & deaths look the way they do because we're "all not taking this seriously and playing basketball" 😑😒🙄 1/
Instead, historical social, economic, educational, health, etc. inequities brought us where we are. Yes, some Black and Brown people are "killing the game" and have "gotten ahead". But, many don't have the luxury to shelter in place/work from home. 2/
The alternative- be SUBJECTED to HUNDREDS (if not thousands) of exposures a day as an essential employee (e.g., nurse, doctor, cashier, driver, postal worker), riding public transportation, grocery shopping for family and/or neighbors, etc. 3/
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(1/4) When creating applications geared towards the benefit of historically disenfranchised communities/marginalized communities. Please avoid the following:
(2/4) Any question that reads like this: What have been your challenges/obstacles in life?
(3/4) Instead ask: Share any goals or accomplishments.
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Reactions To #COVID19 Threaten Gains In Diversity, Inclusion And Belonging. #EDI #highered via @forbes…
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…
Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times

“diversity among races, genders, generations, ethnicities..thought one thing..including employees with these experiences in the leaders..find.. answers..during trying times”…
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#Covid_19 and older patients: a thread.
A group of my friends asked me for advice on preparing for #coronavirus. I emailed them:
- You do not need to be scared for your kids.
- You DO need to be scared for the old people in your lives.
Everything we have learned so far is that the disease is far more dangerous to older adults than any other group.
Many illnesses present differently in older adults than in younger adults. While at this point, we don’t know specifics about COVID, common features of other respiratory illnesses are:
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Last week, the mom of #Fatima, a 7-year-old girl in Mexico arrived 20 mins late to pick her up so the girl was left outside the school gates to wait. Over the weekend, her body was found. She was kidnapped, tortured and killed.

This is not normal, yet is the norm in Mexico.
Between 10 and 11 women are killed every day in the country... IN EVERY STATE of the country. Last year, the total of women and girls killed was 3,825.

#NiUnaMasNiUNaMenos #MexicoFeminicida
For weeks now, thousands have protested in my country demanding action from the authorities against the kidnappings, the disappearances, the killings of girls and women.

I not only follow the protests but every single case reported.

📷 by @babysangg

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#SuicidePrevention: why I dislike the term, and what it often seems to come down to. How about instead we #Makelifeworthliving. Just some thoughts in a thread.
#SuicidePrevention feels like a negative designed to counteract another negative - that is, thwarting the wish to die. It's focus is to stop us from exerting control, in what may feel like the only meaningful way that is left when we've lost hope.
Removing access to 'means': a well-intentioned strategy, but what will it actually achieve? As for trying to reduce access or eliminate them all? Well.
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THREAD. So I went to my local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) group meeting tonight. TWO things annoyed me. (1) We had to pledge allegiance to the medical model, implying participants must denounce any version of a social model or combined social-medical model. /1
(2) Reinforcing (1), the moderators jumped all over me when I mentioned a medication name. Apparently, there is an “unwritten rule” that people are not allowed to talk about any medications that they’re on by name. Only circumlocutions are allowed. /2
What was the reason given for (2)? Supposedly, “they” don’t want people to take questions back to their doctors about their medications or treatments, or heaven forbid to not take a medication. /3
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1. What does the CFA designation have to do with surveillance capitalism?

Every year CFA charterholders must pay $275 or $45.4 m to the CFA Institute, even after the designation has been earned to fund a massive surveillance complex but with #ZKPs,...…
2. within cryptographic protocols, it is possible to enforce ethical behavior while maintaining privacy.

Furthermore, we were told that as long as we follow the Code of Conduction & Ethics, then the CFA Institute has no latitude to take action against CFA charterholders,...
3. who have worked at least four years to earn the coveted designation.

However, I’m afraid that surveillance capitalism has no ethics, just like with Facebook and your CFA dues are used to fund intimidation & censorship tactics as well.

#CFACoverup #CryptocurrencyChallenge
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1/ Dear #SocialJustice warrior,

You are #woke but you're not awake.

Since the beginning of time there have been those who seek to gain power or maintain power. This is a sad fact of life. There is truth to the #GameOfThrones
2/ For those of you who are #woke yet asleep-

There are those who powerless & become bitter.
There are those who are powerful & become greedy.
There are those who fight for the powerless & become caught in the powerful's web.
3/ You say you're #woke because you fight for #SocialJustice -causes that seem fair and equitable

-against inequality, rich vs. poor, white vs. black, male vs. female...

That sounds great.

Until the light filters beneath your lids & you begin to ask questions...
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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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_Cornell University’s Alliance for White Supremacy - GMOs, NeoColonialism, & the American Dream_

"I couldn’t contain my excitement!
I had gotten into a prestigious ivy league program at #Cornell ...…

"At 36 years old, me, a child raised by a single mother on the little island of #PuertoRico — who had had to give up their spot at other prestigious college programs and settle for public state university at 18 years old — had made it. ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
"My mother had celebrated my achievements of having been accepted to these other schools. Unfortunately, she was not even able to purchase a plane ticket for us to simply visit the schools or to afford the meal plans or housing despite ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
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