Yes, Robert E. Lee’s statue should be taken down for the racist he was (and two others reasons)

On June 4, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam publicly stated that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, found on Monument Avenue in Richmond, would be taken down in response to the protests against the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. “It’s time,” he said. ““In Virginia, we no longer practice aContinue reading “Yes, Robert E. Lee’s statue should be taken down for the racist he was (and two others reasons)”

I showed my brother how to use a tourniquet because I fear for his life at the protests

When I was posted to the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq from 2011-2012, I was part of the embassy’s Trauma Response Team, a group of non-medical staff who received extra medical training to help triage casualties in the event of a large attack. We learned CPR, how to insert an IV, and how to applyContinue reading “I showed my brother how to use a tourniquet because I fear for his life at the protests”