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Women's Suffrage And Minority Groups

Aug 28, 2019
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This week marks the 99th annual observance of Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Women of color played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement, but they and the memory of their contributions have been swept aside. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: women’s suffrage and the role of women of color.

  

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Disparities In Mental Health Services

Aug 15, 2019
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For 50 years, the now-defunct Columbus Area Integrated Health Services served the near east side of Columbus and its largely African-American community.

When the agency closed shop in the spring, hundreds of people who had relied on its services were left with few options. Two other agencies have joined forces to fill the void, but the impact illustrates a historic disparity in mental health services for black people. 

Today on All Sides, we talk about the history and how Columbus organizations are working to address the problem of disparities in mental health services. 

The Socioeconomic Inequality In Cancer

Jan 28, 2019
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Cancer mortality rates in the U.S. continue to drop, but not for everyone.

According to the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report, the cancer death rate is 20 percent higher in the nation’s poorest compared to the affluent between 2011-2016. 

Today on All Sides, the socioeconomic inequality in cancer. 

Pride 2018: Minorities Within the LGBTQ Community

Jun 14, 2018
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Columbus will have two Pride celebrations this weekend. This comes a year after a group of activists staged a protest at Stonewall's Pride Parade. They formed a human chain across the parade route to bring awareness to violence and the lack of inclusion of LGBTQ communities of color.

Four activists were arrested, and three were charged with misdemeanors. In the fallout, Stonewall's program coordinator resigned in protest and the executive director retired. 

Mental Health And Minority Communities

Apr 27, 2018
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Minority groups such as African Americans and Latinos are often overlooked by the mental health community. Lack of availability, cultural stigma of mental illness, and discriminatory practices are among the factors that affect access to proper treatment for minorities.

We'll look at how these issues impact minority communities and what can be done to improve access to treatment.

Mental Health And Minority Communities

Mar 29, 2018
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Minority groups such as African Americans and Latinos are often overlooked by the mental health community. Lack of availability, cultural stigma of mental illness, and discriminatory practices are among the factors that affect access to proper treatment for minorities.

We'll look at how these issues impact minority communities and what can be done to improve access to treatment.

Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

Apr 19, 2010

The U.S. leads the world in the number of inmates in prison or jail, and a majority of prisoners are African-American or Hispanic. Ohio State University Moritz College of Law professor Michelle Alexander discusses her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.