For MLK day: read my screenplay about a slave who became a master – of thoroughbred racing

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, dr ed park, Holidays and Observances, slice of life Leave a Comment

Before The Great Awakening of the early 20th century, when gambling was out of favor and the collective memory of thoroughbred racing’s “blackness” was lost, horse racing was America’s only popular national sport and that the greatest jockeys were all African-American.

Racism on the rise? If so, it is your fault!

Ed Park, MD #PhilanthropyFridays, dr ed park, Hypatia, News, nobel prize, slice of life 4 Comments

How odd it would be to send Al Sharpton and David Duke back in time to witness the banality of black on white slavery and to understand that our notions of their perceived conflicts are predicated on social constructs that arose out of the particular history of European Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Pseudoscience of Anthropology (spoken as an Anthropology major myself.)