Tag: racism

Blog Posts (8)

January 13, 2017

Fordham University’s Dr. Celia B. Fisher on Bystander Apathy

  Since the election of Donald Trump in November, there has been a 35 percent increase in hate crimes across New York City, according to Straus News.  Throughout the presidential campaign, reported NYPD statistics of the city’s hate crime count has doubled in a year with 43 incidents in the 27 days following the election. The … More Fordham University’s Dr. Celia B. Fisher on Bystander Apathy
November 22, 2016

Seeing Red, Feeling Blue: Fordham Historians Discuss the 2016 Election

Following the 2016 election this month, a panel of historians at Fordham University discussed the results and President-Elect Trump through the lenses of different historical perspectives on November 22, 2016. The panelists discussed several issues including, but not limited to, Latino/hispanic votes, immigration, fascism and the “alt-right,” mistrust of the United States government, misogyny, white … More Seeing Red, Feeling Blue: Fordham Historians Discuss the 2016 Election
October 4, 2016

Ethical Implications of Victim Blaming in Cases of Police Brutality

STUDENT VOICES  By Emily Jenab, M.A. Another black man has been shot and, subsequently, another case of character assassination post-death has begun.  Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, was killed as he pulled out “a three inch long vape” and allegedly pointed … Continue reading
April 14, 2016

Donald Trump, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Ethics

STUDENT VOICES By Emily Jenab Donald Trump is the physical manifestation of a unique brand of modern racism that has been festering within the Republican Party for years – cumulating, now, in their very own monster. He is the screaming … Continue reading
April 8, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: April 8, 2016

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions? Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Why Bioethics Has a Race Problem Moral imagination in bioethics has largely failed African Americans. The disturbing reason some African American … Continue reading
April 4, 2016

#BioethicsSoWhite

  By Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. In a recent article in the American Journal of Bioethics Kayhan Parsi of the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine exhorted bioethicists to address racism in their work. What the article did … Continue reading
March 21, 2016

The Unbearable Whiteness of Bioethics: Exhorting Bioethicists to Address Racism

by Kayhan Parsi, Ph.D.

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

May 20, 2014

What we are forgetting in the case of Jahi McMath: Culture and its impact on medical decision-making

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Like many others, I followed the very unfortunate case of Jahi McMath. McMath is a 13 year-old black child who went into cardiac arrest and suffered irreparable brain damage after undergoing a tonsillectomy to relieve sleep apnea.…