Social Justice

Under the weight of one man 9 minutes and 29 seconds An atrocity that many of us claimed to not understand
[Originally published on May 27, 1966.] The Committee for Independent Political Action, a recognized on-campus political organization, has announced plans for Project South Help, a program to bring improved medical and dental care to Black residents of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
[Originally published in Synapse on May 20, 1992.] In the violent aftermath of the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King, I wish to address an issue that has received entirely too little scrutiny — that of the police brutality that sparked the rioting in the first place.

In 2019, I was camping in Death Valley and had the chance to explore the nearby base of Mount Whitney.

Student organizers urged the university to take more of a lead and to integrate diversity initiatives campus-wide during last month’s 4th Annual Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.

They want to preserve their part of the pie from which they make profit, not save lives as the main focus of their attention even though they talk about it in their communication strategies as their sole motivator — it’s their last motivator!

Originally published in Synapse on March 6, 2008. No matter what some may claim, the issue of gender equality has not become obsolete.

Originally published in Synapse on March 3, 1983. In what may be a landmark case for women and minorities in residency training programs was decided in San Francisco last month.

As a Black male medical student passionate about increasing representation in medicine, I knew I had to tune in to the Black Men in White Coats film screening hosted by UCSF Black Men in Medicine on Feb.

Originally published in Synapse on February 16, 1984. Next week, UCSF will be sponsoring a day-long symposium, “Affirmative Action in Higher Education.” The program comes at a key time — during Black History Month, and following a report