inequality

[OP-ED]: America’s shockingly poor dental care system

 07/24/2017 - 08:28
I relived painful memories of abscesses, root canals, pulled bicuspids and more in ghoulish, visceral detail as I read Mary Otto’s horribly sad book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”

I’ve given birth to three babies, shattered my wrist, broken my tailbone twice, gotten tattooed, and, once, when I was suspected of having contracted West Nile Virus, had two consecutive spinal taps (one failed) in the name of advancing medical students’ knowledge while securing a diagnosis.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:12am

[OP-ED]: La asombrosa mala calidad del sistema de atención odontológica en Estados Unidos

 07/24/2017 - 08:22
Reviví en detalles viscerales y morbosos mis recuerdos dolorosos de abscesos, tratamientos de conducto, extracciones de premolares y otras cosas más al leer el libro triste y horrible de Mary Otto: “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” (Dientes: una historia de belleza, inequidad y dificultades para la salud oral en Estados Unidos). 

Di a luz a tres bebés, me quebré la muñeca, me fracturé el coxis dos veces, incluso me hice tatuajes y, una vez, cuando sospechaban que había contraído el virus del Nilo, me hicieron dos punciones lumbares (una falló) para potenciar el conocimientos de los estudiantes de medicina a la vez que se aseguraban del diagnóstico.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:12am

[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:15am

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am

[OP-ED]: Trump y su presupuesto de pesadilla

 05/24/2017 - 11:15
Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE

El pájaro tirándole a la escopeta. Eso es lo que parece hacer Donald Trump cuando condena a otras naciones que, según él, tienen pobres actuaciones en cuanto a derechos humanos. Tal parece que, para el presidente norteamericano, la alimentación, la salud, la vivienda y la educación no son derechos humanos.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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