CT Chapter Of Hispanic Nurses Presents CTLatinoNews.com With Its ‘Community Service Award’

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CTLatinoNews.com and its co-founder and publisher, Diane Alverio, were among the recipients of the CT Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses at its fourth annual awards banquet in Bridgeport recently.  The all volunteer organization works to improve the health of the Hispanic community and supports efforts to increase the number of Hispanics entering the Healthcare field.

In addition to Alverio and CTLatinoNews.com, the organization also recognized Raul Pino, MD, MPH, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Public Health.  It also presented its Student Leadership Award to Javier Adams, who just graduated

Javier Adams (center) received NAHN's Student Leadership Award with Dr. Maria D. Krol (l) and CTLatinoNews.com Co-Founder and Publisher, Diane Alverio.
Javier Adams (center) received NAHN’s Student Leadership Award with Dr. Maria D. Krol (l) and CTLatinoNews.com Co-Founder and Publisher,

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Op-Ed: Should We Stop Calling People Of Color ‘Minorities”?

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Who identifies as a “minority” when it comes to race in America? Many Fusion writers and editors find the label misleading and misplaced—and we suspect we’re not alone. What makes the word “minorities” (and, similarly, “nonwhite”) so loaded with misdirection is that it defines American people of color by the negative: not white. Using the terms racial “minorities” and “nonwhite” center all of us around whiteness, as though whiteness were the default against which people are determined.

“People of color” is Fusion’s suggested alternative. It doesn’t rely on whiteness as a default in the way “minorities” and “nonwhite” do. Except when individuals prefer identifying as minorities, Fusion supports ...

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