Anwar Diamante's Blog (8)

Atheism in 2010

One would assume by now that people would be more open to the idea of Atheism in 2010. However, it is not the common thread. Instead, the U.S. welcomed the idea of having a president of color. I say of color because many individuals would argue to label Obama as African-American is denouncing his European Ancestry. Second, it would be the same defense that Thomas Jefferson used when referring to Benjamin Banneker. He felt that it was Banneker’s mixed heritage that made it possible for him to…


Added by Anwar Diamante on May 9, 2010 at 12:48pm — 5 Comments

An excerpt of a piece I am working on.

Objectivity Manifests Misrepresentation

Gay men continually traverse through society as the triple other. Being labeled sterile, androgynous and quite often ambiguous the status of “eunuch” is quite comforting. This is because of the fear of fragmentation. Minority men, especially Black men, live in a constant state of fear and anxiety. This is because society, ethnicity, family, disease, ideal masculinity regulate their identity. For those who dare to accept their sexuality… Continue

Added by Anwar Diamante on January 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Locks is it a black thing or a human thing?

So, I am a locks wearing man. They are shoulder length. I love them and I can't get enough of them. However, with that said, they come with a cliche' or a stigma. With in my own African American culture they were feared because it was a revelation of the natural hair texture of African Americans. Furthermore, the hair is not combed and produces a "matted" appearance. However, the stigma associated with "locking" one's hair has changed because of the cosmetological innovations that have taken… Continue

Added by Anwar Diamante on December 16, 2009 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

If New York!!!

If New York state passes a same-sex marriage law... That will bring more than 1400 rights to married couples 400 state and 1,000 federal rights are given to married couples.

However, if your in a relationship, you and your loved one better hurry up and get married because it could get over-turned...

We shall… Continue

Added by Anwar Diamante on November 10, 2009 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

My Reflection on revising public health services....

So, I went to the NYPH board for a routine HIV/STD test and the process is terrifying enough...However, the ways in which the officials go about making individuals feel calm, confident and important is horrible. Not to mention the individuals were not called in the order in which they arrived...Which caused more chaos. Also, individuals that do not recieve good results should not be sent back to the general waiting room. They need to have immediate counseling and consulation. These people just… Continue

Added by Anwar Diamante on October 31, 2009 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

What school do I apply to?

Usually people blog about atheism, non religion...things of that nature. However, I am going through a hell of a crisis. I am trying to figure out what I am going to do in terms of what schools to apply to, and traditional versus online/disance learning. Lastly, the tests scores that I must obtain just to be accepted....So, I am freaking out a little.

Added by Anwar Diamante on October 29, 2009 at 5:51pm — 4 Comments

Religious slips....

This post is inspired by Emekan. I often find myself using religious phrases to places emphasis on a situation. For example, I don't always correct people when they say "bless you" when I sneeze. Although I say gesundheit because it means good health... Or I sometimes say: "the devil is busy," "Oh god/Jeez," "Or when the religious right is caught in controversy I will say: "Thank god." Any one else guilty of "Freudian slips" with religious phrases?

Added by Anwar Diamante on September 27, 2009 at 9:09am — 10 Comments

Feeling like "the other"

When Simone DeBeauvoir wrote her opus "The Second Sex" she coined the term 'the other' or 'l'autre.' She used this term to signify a woman's place in the world. Basically stating that women were considered the second sex. Meaning, they were secondary to the men. Although from a biological/ statistical standpoint women outnumber and outlive men. When I wrote my graduate thesis I took the ideology of 'the other' further. I wrote my thesis on… Continue

Added by Anwar Diamante on September 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments



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