A Texas nursing student has the entire the Internet giving one textbook the side-eye with its racist description of Black people.
A woman named Jazmine Lattimore posted an alarming entry from her textbook, Journey Across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion, on Facebook. The passage, titled African Americans, goes on to describe Black people as such:
Supposedly, the aim of the section was to explain how best to treat patients of different race and ethnicities. As such, Jezebel reports that there are also sections on Native Americans, Latinos, Asian, and White people.
According to the book, “Native Americans communicate in moderate tones; talking loudly is considered rude. Direct eye contact is unacceptable even between friends. Touch is acceptable between friends and family. There is no touching between strangers.”
The paragraphs on Asian Americans doesn’t seem to acknowledge Indian people as being Asian. The book says, “The primary language of Arab Americans is Arabic, but most have some mastery of English.” And White people are apparently rather cold.
Authors, Elaine U. Polan RNBC MS PhD and Daphne R. Taylor RN MS, probably had good intentions while writing this section, but they went about all the way wrong. This section of the book seems to be written by anthropologist–or even a zoologist–because it almost talks about every racial group like they’re animals. And it paints everyone with a pretty wide brush.
Amazon touts the book as being “what you need to effectively care for your patients in the ever-changing world of health care,” but it’s only got a two-star rating. We see why!
1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. “Billie Jean” is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Ben” in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of “Smooth Criminal.”
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ “borrowed” the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for “Thriller” was “Starlight.”
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ’s closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
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16. MJ’s estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.
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