Regardless of whether or not this mother had her 6 yr old child tan, it does make one wonder what this child will think of herself…
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration administers the Minority Fellowship Program under $6 million annually is paid to support doctoral students who will focus on mental health treatment or research involving ethnic-minority Americans who currently are severely under-served. 23.5% will be cut. The MFP (Minority Fellowship Program), will face an added 7.8%, effective January 2013.
What are the family patterns in racism? Are there changes taken place? Would these two questions be a good starting ground on ending racism?
In an article from AAMFT Family Therapy Magazine, on page 30-31, the authors Gail Reid-Gurian and Michael Gurian discuss the need for therapists to meet the needs of men and boys in therapy by not treating them as they would female clients. They say, “Male anger and irritation are often a way of accessing and expressing fear, pain, grief, shame, and other emotions that a female might access more quickly in more directly self-empathetic words and with less aggressively concentrated defenses.”
I wonder what this would look like in homes and in classrooms if we all took the time to listen and to understand one another. I wonder how we would come across to our family members, students, peers, and others as we help them on their journey.
Tomorrow at 3pm on ABC, Anderson Cooper is going to be talking about racism—and whether or not have an ‘inner racism’ in them. Just thought that might be quite interesting and ties in really well with our readings for this week and next. Take care!
In reading some of our articles thus far, I wonder what a society which teaches ethnic-racial socialization would look like and what the impact what be on our society.
Interesting read in Glamour’s May 2012 edition about “Do You Still Have Faith in Marriage After All This?” by Sarah Wildman. The polls in this article illustrated that 92% of both men and women would like to be married. 87% hoped that love would last forever. But studies showed some interesting figures. Young women under 30 said that women is history, 46% of women overall believed that it was outdated. It’s on pages 87-90.
Take care and hope you have a great day!