This post is written by Senior Fellow, Charmaine Ruddock MS. She directs Bronx Health REACH, a coalition of 50 community and faith-based organizations, funded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH 2010 Initiative to address racial and ethnic health disparities.
The Prevention Institute just posted some thoughts they have, based on an analysis by Democracy Corps, a research group led by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and political consultant James Carville, on what is behind the Federal Government shutdown. The piece titled, Shutdown Power Play: Stoking racism, fear of culture change to push anti-government agenda which is posted on Forbes.com presents an interesting perspective. Yesterday, Melissa Harris-Perry on her talk show, MHP on MSNBC, in a similar discussion with her guests provided a historical perspective. The Prevention Institute is inviting people to share their thoughts and comments with them.