Dr. Camara Jones, one of my mentors from the CDC, explains some of the fundamental causes of health disparities by discussing institutionalized racism. In this video, she explains the differences between personalized mediated racism, internalized racism, and institutionalized racism as ways of thinking about how factors within our society contribute to differential outcomes. Her examples are very powerful and practical in our consideration of research and practice.
She’s goes forward to present a beautiful analogy of the gardener’s tale. Open your mind and listen to how subtle actions can create inherent disadvantages for vulnerable populations.
Hope you don’t mind me saying – you were on the same blogging101 course with me – you don’t make it easy for people to read your blog…….maybe its just cos I’ve never heard of this lady before, but there was absolutely no reason to click on the video – except to try and find out why you put it up!
A couple of lines of description would have made all the difference – smile!
And the same goes for many of your posts – I like your attitudes etc, but its really difficult to follow why you are putting stuff up. Really tough thing to say, but are YOU being racist by assuming that “no one is isn’t in the know” would be interested?
My apologies. I am still very new to blogging. I’m well-intentioned but not always “dedicated” to my postings. However, I can definitely be a bit more considerate of those trying to follow me. I am not certain I have a deep “why” for all of my postings. If I start overthinking things, I won’t post anything. I’m not into labels so saying I’m a racist or a non-racist is irrelevant. I don’t make assumptions about people and what they know or don’t know. The blog was to provide insight on perspectives and some of the people and ideas that helped me to get where I am as far as thinking goes. Over the past few weeks, I’ve thought about changing tag line from “we see what we want” to something that indicates we all have our own perspectives. One of my issues relate to my inability to go a little “deeper.” Although it’s summer and I have some free time, I really struggle to find time to develop material for the blog. I TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK! Thank Julz!
Glad you took it as a positive criticism – the way it was meant – smile
I liked your attitude when we were on the course, but you do seem to have “lost your way” a bit?
Doesn’t really matter what you put up or why – but it would be good to have had a little foreword about the video first – smile
all the best
I really enjoyed the video. It reminded me of a social science class I took. The instructor was trying to explain self full-filing prophecies and how one develops them. I loved the explanation in the gardener’s tale. Thanks for sharing
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I’m a little confused by the first comment that someone posted as a reaction to your post– I truly believe your blog is easy to follow, and you definitely gave the video an introduction within your post. I knew exactly what I would be listening to once I clicked the video!
But my main response to this post:
Dr. Jones is a wonderful speaker. She is great at explaining this complex topic, and physician disrespect is something that I found so interesting and really stood out. When I think about racism, trust, and healthcare, I have to think of the Tuskagee Syphilis experiment. It’s always astounding to me that the lives of 400 black men, under the guise that they were receiving treatment, were just observed as their infection was left untreated.
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