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Martin_SearcyParticipantJune 4, 2020 at 1:25 amPost count: 2
B) Equality means providing the same treatment to everyone and the same distribution of resources. Equity means providing the right amount of treatment and resources to each person, to make everyone reach their best health and potential. From the prompts, We are able to know that they exacerbated the issues because even though the two different hospitals may be getting the same amount of resources, they would still be unequal. For example, if all the white people are going to General hospital #1 and are not getting hypertension as much as black people, then when it comes to distributing even resources to general Hospital #2, the African Americans would not have enough resources to treat hypertension because more black people get hypertension than white people. A solution to this problem would be to give each hospital the sufficient resources that they need to be successful and to treat all their patience, depending on how many patients they have and who their demographic is.
D) As opposed to their white counterparts black people are more likely to have co-morbidities of chronic diseases because of average lower-income earned, lack of access to fresh foods, they have more stress in their life, low access to good quality healthcare,and they tend to live in the worse parts of cities where there are pollutants. The conclusion is that black people are more likely to die at a younger age because of co-morbidities of chronic diseases than white.Martin_SearcyParticipantMay 28, 2020 at 3:02 amPost count: 2
1A) After reviewing the video “Separate to Equal” I felt a sense of pride in my culture and my people. From viewing how my ancestors in the past were able to persevere through the economic hardships in the medical community and seeing how they were able to make do with what they had, this made me feel very proud to know that I carry on this legacy of uplifting and providing healthcare to my community and the other communities around it. After viewing the video I also felt a bit of sorrow from seeing the tragedies and deaths that came from the black hospitals because they did not have the right resources, nor the funding to be successful. Lastly, I felt inspired and thankful because seeing these black doctors like Dr. Unthank and Dr. Perry fight for their own hospitals and their own rights to practice and overcoming their obstacles, this shows that they have opened many doors for me and my fellow African American colleagues. This inspires me to overcome any of my endeavors and be the best doctor I can be.
1B) In the documentary the languages and attitudes that stood out to me were erudite, malignant, optimistic, and critical. The criticalness and maliciousness stood out to me because many times through history, there would be caucasian people trying to sabotage black people’s efforts to move forward and advance themselves. For example, this was shown when Dr. Jabez Jackson would not allow the African American doctors to serve on the staff at General #2 Hospital or when the tunnel was made between the two hospitals, taking resources from General Hospital #2. Eruditeness stood out to me because from watching the documentary, I was able to tell that these African American doctors were well educated and very intelligent men, nevertheless, they were still unable to have the opportunities of others because of the color of their skin. Lastly, optimism stood out because the black doctors and nurses were able to find a way to overcome their obstacles
2A) After reading the magazine I felt a feeling of sadness, confusion, irritation, and frustration. I felt these because it was disheartening seeing these tragedies about my ancestors that have gone on in the past. It was sad to see how slavery is linked to many things in the world today. It was confusing to see the hypocrisy of the US in making laws for freedom and independence for everyone, except for people of color. Lastly, it was irritating and frustrating to learn more about how the US was made by black people in every way, and yet we still to this day have not been able to reap the benefits of our ancestor’s labor.
2B) In this magazine the languages and attitudes that stood out to me were disingenuous and gloomy. The disingenuousness of the magazine stood out to me because the US was not sincere, did not care, and do not care to this day about African Americans. In addition, the gloom stood out because the tragedies were ultimately very sad and dark and the magazine highlighted how African Americans were and are rejected from society.