Parenting in a time of anti-Asian hate

Family, Policies

Parenting in a time of anti-Asian hate

Five years ago, at a class picnic held by my then-6-year-old son’s school in a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood in Seattle, one of his classmates started screaming at him about “The Chinese!” I was shocked and appalled. I never thought something like this would happen to us in one of the most progressive cities in the United States. Frozen, my emotions cycled between anger, sadness, and confusion. Not knowing how to react or what to say, I said nothing. Taking my child’s hand, we quietly left.

I should have been better prepared than most for such an outburst. As an academic specializing in child development, education, and morality, I know how sensitive young children — even infants — are to physical, linguistic, and social cues about human groups, categories, and differences. Knowledge, preferences, and value judgments about race are developed very early in a child’s life. Yet my studies hadn’t prepared me for actually confronting racist acts or, in this case, the seeds of racism, in an innocent-looking 6-year-old.

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5 Examples of How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Save Lives

Health, Policies

5 Examples of How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Save Lives

William Bruce Cameron once famously wrote, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” And in today’s data-centric business landscape, maxims like this can be necessary reminders that it’s not the data that really matters, it’s what we do with it. But the parallel between what counts and what can be counted can sometimes converge – especially when it comes to healthcare data analysis. So here are five cases where healthcare data insight has led to meaningful action.

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