Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Babies, bathwater, potato, potahto

As a public rebuke to Donald Sterling's vile racism, UCLA is giving $425,000 back to Sterling, and is refusing to accept the rest of the three million dollars he and his wife donated to them for research into kidney disease.  Kidney disease affects African-americans much more than white americans; for example, McClellan et. al. recently noted that:
Age-adjusted [End-stage Renal Disease] rates are 982 people per million among black and 256 people per million for white individuals, a 3.8-fold racial disparity.