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Article: Taking the Challenge to See the Other (Mar. 30, 2017)

In the United States, every seven minutes someone loses their sight permanently. While these statistics speak to physical blindness, I would suggest that there is another type of blindness that is far more prevalent — an inability to see “the Other”…[more]

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

Article: The Williams Sisters: Straight out of Compton (Mar. 18, 2017)

For the past two decades, the Williams sisters have dominated the sport of tennis, with winning multiple singles, doubles and Olympic titles. Serena now has a total of 23 grand slam singles titles, second only Margaret Court’s record of 24. It is a record Serena will soon eclipse…[more]

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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