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We’ll miss you on the weekends

Summer Library Hours Begin

We’ll miss you on the weekends, but Monday through Friday, the library hours remain the same–Monday through Thursday: 7:30A.M.-10:00P.M. and Friday: 7:30A.M.-4:30P.M. So come and use the library during the week, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again on the weekends starting August 25. Remember, you can always visit the library online 24/7, at http://library.waubonsee.edu.

Interesting Read: Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Author: Washington, Harriet A.

This interesting read got excellent reviews from several library journals. For me, this book brought attention to a part of American History I did not know existed. Here’s a brief summary:

MEDICAL APARTHEID is the first and only comprehensive history of the medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between Africans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the way both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without a hint of informed consent. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks and a view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. MEDICAL APARTHEID reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit.

*Come check it out at the Todd Library*

FCC Adopts Report on Children and TV Violence

FYI:

FCC Adopts Report on Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children (39 pages; PDF) – found via Docuticker

From the News release: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [has released a] Report on the issue of excessively violent television programming and its impact on children. The FCC found that research indicates exposure to violence in the media can increase aggressive behavior in children, at least in the short term. Given this finding, the FCC recommends that action should be taken to address violent programming. “