By: Robert Hurley, Ph.D.
Sometimes performance-driven organizations, with their intense focus on accountability, can be breeding grounds for fear and other problems. JP Morgan Chase is about to pay an 800 million dollar fine to settle a variety of violations with the big one being the London Whale fiasco where employees at the company were found to have deliberately hidden losses from senior management, regulators and the markets. The trust violation here is that JP Morgan Chase engaged in high-risk trading to increase profits, called it hedging and, when the bets went bad, they failed to report this material information in a timely manner to regulators and investors.
Posted in In the News, Opinion
Tagged Accountability, Business Ethics, Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations, Fordham University, General Electric, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, London, Robert Hurley, Trustworthiness
Can a racist grandfather raise a biracial child?
A reader of The Root — a website that bills itself as a source for “Black News, Opinion, Politics and Culture” — wrote in seeking advice on what to do about his father, who, along with his mother, is raising his biracial niece. While he notes that his father is a great father and grandfather, he also tends to make racist comments around his niece, which he believes she is picking up on.
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher was quoted in the article, saying that negative racial stereotypes cause harm through “micro aggressions.” Fisher defines micro aggressions as “the everyday racially insulting and demeaning language and actions that white people may not be aware they are inflicting.” She is concerned that this will lead to feelings of anxiety, low self-esteem and a sense of personal inferiority that will affect the writer’s niece in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
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To read a piece by CNN on the adoption of African American children by families in the Netherlands, please click here.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Anxiety, Biracial, Celia B. Fisher, Children, CNN, Fordham University, Grandparents, Racism, Self-esteem, Stereotypes, The Root
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Many people with HIV/AIDS are living with not just one, but two or more chronic diseases. While cures to the diseases may not yet exist, there are ways to help people manage and improve their health and well-being.
Project THANKS is helping people – particularly, women of color – do just that.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged AIDS, Chronic diseases, Ethics, HIV, Interventions, Meena Mahadevan, Montclair State University, Ndidiamaka Amutah, New Jersey, Women of Color
Dr. Tania Basta
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Appalachia is home to more than 20 million people, yet researchers often overlook the area. Dr. Tania Basta is trying to change that.
Basta is a Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellow, and is working on a mentored research project on HIV testing in rural Appalachia. She was recently honored with the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Excellence in Abstract Submission Award for her abstract entitled “Factors influencing HIV testing among individuals living in rural Appalachia.” She will present her research at the APHA’s annual meeting in Boston in November.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged American Public Health Association, Appalachia, Celia B. Fisher, Community-based participatory research, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, Georgia, HIV, HIV Testing, Ohio, Ohio University, Rural, Tania Basta
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold a webinar on Advancing Bioethics Education on September 19, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. E.S.T.
The webinar will serve as an introduction to the Commission’s new education materials, developed to support the teaching of bioethics ideas, principles, and theories at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The webinar will review the materials and discuss their potential application in existing curricula for both traditional and nontraditional educational settings.