Healthcare

Classifying Middle East Americans as ‘White’ Undermines the Community’s Health

Classifying Middle East Americans as ‘White’

The goal would be to have a demographic identifier that places Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin as a separate category in the census, therefore allowing more medical and health-related research to occur in these populations and adequate funding for targeted interventions.

What They Don’t Teach You In Medical School

What They Don’t Teach You In Medical School

Syrians are caught between the overt violence of barrel bombs and covert killing through hunger and enforced privation. Syria has exposed the fragility of international norms. Words have not alleviated its people’s suffering. Only action can give meaning to the words.

Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

The regime’s barbarity was known to us, but it had now crossed President Barack Obama’s red line and U.S. retaliation seemed imminent following the chemical attacks of 2013. What followed, however, was silence and inaction. And the consequences were catastrophic. I know because I was there to witness it.

Rola Hallam