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Black Nurses Day event planned Friday



Published: Sat, January 26, 2013 @ 8:47 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

Youngstown-Warren Ohio Black Nurses Association Inc. will celebrate National Black Nurses Day at 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Andrews AME Church, 521 W. Earl Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.


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1Knightcap(693 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Did we miss White Nurses Day or is it still coming?

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2captdinger(108 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Why can't it be called "Nurses Day"? Or are you saying black nurses do a better job than white nurses. I thought all nurses were sworn by the same oath. Just saying.............

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3Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Nothing but pure racist. They should be ashamed.

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4vinglass(228 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Just another example of reverse discrimination. If the white nurses tried this , we woulde have Sharpton and Jackson marching down Market St.

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5Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Yea change black to white in that headline and see what happens

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6rex(62 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

I posted the same comments regarding the racist nature of the group last year and my comments were removed. We'll see what happens to these comments. PS who wants to join me in the celebration of "Whites who shop at the Southern Park Mall" day?

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7HonestAbe(270 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Personally, I'm waiting for Old White Angry Men Who Have Nothing Better To Do Than Post Moronic Comments on The Vindicator Web Page Day.

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8Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Abe
if the headline did say white instead of black I'm sure you would be here complaining

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9Gam1225(7 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Preserving the History of Black Nurses
Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.

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10Gam1225(7 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

About Black Nurses in History

The nursing literature is rich with information on the history of Black nurses and their struggle for equality in the profession. We invite you to learn their story and to visit some web sites that pay tribute to their hard work and courage. For more information on nursing history, you may want to visit the American Association for the History of Nursing or Dianne Brownson's nursing history links.

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11Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

That comment is so racist. You imply that unless you are black you do not struggle anytime during life.

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12steelhead(124 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Although I see the original purpose behind groups like Black Nurses, Black Doctors, Black Cops, Black Firemen, Black Plumbers, Black Bikers, etc., it is easy to see why they are seen as divisive and exclusionary groups. Because they are. If I, as a white, male nurse wanted to join this group, it would not be allowed. Even if I supported them 100%. I would not be allowed membership due to the color of my skin. Regardless of the content of my character. It is time to put racism where it belongs. In the history books. We cannot move forward as long as we have groups that exclude based on color.

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13TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Right...this is the part where people who aren't minorities tell minorities how they should feel...

Way to go mahoning valley! Nice you can.be counted on to be consistent

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14Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Actually in Youngstown I am the minority.

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15TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Check your census figures. Facts...I know they hurt

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16Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

47% white
48.9 black
Est for 2012

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17TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Source? I have whites with a larger population two years ago in Youngstown proper. Leave the city limits by, say, a foot in any directions, and the numbers change to about 80% 18%. Hmmmm...poor persecuted ytownnative.

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18Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

go to citydata

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19Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

abe and gam

No matter what your excuses are, it's Racism. Clear cut case of pure discrimination.

tb - native

Black alone - 29,448 (44.0%)
White alone - 28,918 (43.2%)
Hispanic - 6,207 (9.3%)
Two or more races - 1,808 (2.7%)
Asian alone - 283 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 183 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 128 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.01%)

http://www.city-data.com/city/Youngst...

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20TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm not so sure I'm going to buy that whites are a minority based on a fee hundred people and the overwhelming number of white residents who live within 15 minutes of ytown. the facts don't lie

how is it racism?

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21USMC0331(150 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Blacks are the only ones who were discriminated against? Bill Cosby said it best, "Saying you're African American is like white people saying they're European American." Unless you were born outside of this country you are an American. My heritage is Irish-Italian, but I am an American. This is just ridiculous and we as a society have let it happen. All men created equal? Ring a bell anyone? We have gone far away from that.

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22bmanresident(597 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

I for one say we should have a White History Month, white Nurses organization. The White Knights have a nice ring to it. But the minute we do that ACLU lawyers will be everywhere!! While we are at it, lets have a Straight Pride Parade through downtown Youngstown. The doublestandard of it all baffles me.

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23Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

tb

There mission statement don't sound like racism to you? Can you imagine the uproar if there was a local chapter called, Youngstown-Warren Ohio White Nurses Association Inc., with the parent The National White Nurses Association? And to get ready to celebrate National White Nurses Day. Oh wait, I forgot, only whites can be racist. I bad.

"The National Black Nurses Association's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society."

""As a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American registered, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses throughout the United States, NBNA is guided by the principle that African American nurses have the understanding, knowledge, interest, concern, and the expertise to make a significant difference in the health care status of African American communities across the nation.""

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24TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

No...it doesn't. Ever been to an ITAM?

When you arent a minority, you're not in a position to delegitimize feelings of the minority group, create straw men arguments about "what if white people..." because shockingly most professional organizations are white due the nature of the the profession, and claim to be the victims.

It's an old old trick, and sad at best. there's nothing wrong with an minorities meeting and advocating for better treatment.

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25Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

tb

"....because shockingly most professional organizations are white due the nature of the the profession, and claim to be the victims.""

Who's FAULT is that??? Name ONE all white organization!

""It's an old old trick, and sad at best. there's nothing wrong with an minorities meeting and advocating for better treatment.""

What old trick? Never said there was nothing wrong with it, but God forbid if a all white organization does it, there's hell to pay. And you can't deny that! How are they treated differently compared to white nurses in this day and age????

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26Ianacek(900 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

What shocks me most is that in this internet age with knowledge only a Google away , so many in the Valley persist with their prejudices . A 2 sentence general invitation to a free event causes so much consternation ! Go along to the event & be educated . If you still have complaints, air them from an informed stance .
Besides the Black Nurse Associations , the following American groups also have Nurse Associations - Asian/Pacific Islander , Indian , Alaska Native American , Phillpines , Guyanese , Jewish & Hispanic . Many of these Associations belong to the National Coalition of Ethnic Nurse Associations ; representing 350,000 nurses . Organizations like these help encourage more nurses into the profession & give them the tools to contribute to their patients & society's greater wellbeing .

Many also have ethnic teachers & psychologists associations . Shock! Horror!

For those who have lived all their lives in the Valley , the subtle workings of prejudice at the individual level & the rationalisations for it are so learned , most are unconscious of them.
Minorities find themselves much less often consulted , less often included in mixed social activities , more often disbelieved , more often stopped by police when they have done nothing wrong , less likely to be assessed as being a "team player" at a job interview etc. In turn , minority members come to expect such treatment from majority members & it becomes an invirtuous circle of mistrust & blame ; & people stop working together to solve common problems .

Lifes2short : Just google & you will see how black nurses are discriminated against even today . The biggest problem seems to be patients who even today demand white nurses .

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27Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

lance

"...so many in the Valley persist with their prejudices"

So your not allowed to disagree with something and call it racism? But the other foot can do it all the time. Amazing.

""A 2 sentence general invitation to a free event causes so much consternation !""

Why, because we feel it's racism. If the blacks can pull it off why is there so much hate when a white person does??

""Go along to the event & be educated .""

I'm not black and I'm not a profession nurse.

"Just google & you will see how black nurses are discriminated against even today . "

Everyone is discriminated against. Everyone! Whites, blacks, Hispanic, Indian, etc...

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28TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

It's not the same. Ianacek explained it clearly. I've explained it as well.

You're out or your element. There are beliefs and there are truths. Learn the difference

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29Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

You didn't explain anything. Just useless ramblings. If your going to debate make it worthwhile. smh

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30TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

What do you need explained that has not been explained? Shake your head until it pops off as far as I'm concerned.

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