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American Woman

In 1776, there was no illusion that American independence was about anything other than White men. It was about White men arguing with other White men about freedom. The American Revolution really did nothing to address grievances of the poor, people of color, or women—White or Black. When you think about the history that we studied, it was about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. Rarely did we ever talk about a female. Women were just never mentioned. Every now and then, when you really dove into the details you could read about Abigail Adams. She was a

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A Slap in the Face

At this year’s Oscars, Chris Rock was the master of ceremonies. As everybody knows, he is a comedian, maybe even the best comedian of his generation. He made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, also a movie star. It was a bald joke—a joke about baldness. Jada Pinkett Smith has alopecia. This means that she is losing her hair. Her hair is currently cut extremely short. The joke wasn’t that funny, but it’s not unusual for comedians to sometimes miss the mark with a joke. Will Smith became furious. He charged the stage from the audience and slapped

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The Real Fight

Welcome to 2022!  This is the year that we beat Covid-19 into submission. At least, I hope so. I can give you the statistics, but I guess you already know them. We are in the midst of yet another spike. Over 75% of the new cases are the new Omicron. This new variant is supposed to be highly contagious but, less deadly. All I know is I do not want the coronavirus. I do not want the original virus. I do not want the Delta variant of the virus. I do not want the Omicron variant. I will continue to do

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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