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Dr. Darron T. Smith is a frequent political and cultural commentator for Huffington Post and Your Black World on various issues of inequality in the form of racism, classism and other systems of U.S. based oppression. He has also contributed to various forums from Religion Dispatches and ESPN's Outside the Lines to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune op-ed sections. Dr. Smith’s research spans a wide myriad of topics on including healthcare disparities, Religious studies, Race & Sports, Transracial Adoption and the Black Family. His current research focuses on healthcare workforce discrimination involving African American physician assistants. He is the co-author of White Parents, Black Children: Experiencing Transracial Adoption as well as the co-editor of Black and Mormon and The Impact of Social Factors on Health: A Critical Reader for the Physician Assistant. His current book, The Truth About the Honor Code: When Race, Religion & Sports Collide, is scheduled for release in 2014.
Monday, September 23, 2013 Emotional Labor In the Workplace: A Prelude for Violence? (7 comments)
The pattern is fairly clear for those who are paying attention. The recent rash of mass killings in the past 15 years seem to be predominately committed by young, white, middle-class males living in mental isolation and painted as "outcasts," many having a history of early childhood trauma. Routinely, these young men felt unloved, underappreciated and invisible; some were bullied, tormented and chastised for being "different."