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Billy Thomas, MD, MPH UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Professor, College of Medicine

Article: The Greatest of All Time (July 26, 2016)

I first became aware of Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, in 1964 as he was preparing for his first fight with Sonny Liston. What I most remember is the very negative portrayal of both fighters by the media. The fight was more than a boxing match. It was a clash of two very different ideas of what it meant to be a Black man in America…[more]

Billy Thomas, MD, MPH UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Professor, College of Medicine

Article: US Supreme Court and Holistic Admissions (May 11, 2016)

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted recent protests by minority students at colleges and universities across the country. The students as well as minority faculty called for greater inclusion and transparency and better support services. These protests have drawn attention to ever widening racial disparities in higher education…[more]

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