Carla S. King holds a Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and is a registered nurse with a specialty in parent and child nursing. After leaving the American Nursing Association in Washington, DC, she worked in health policy planning in Denver and ran a drug-abuse clinic. William M. King holds a Ph.D. in social science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He taught in the Afroamerican Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1972 to 2012. He is the chief instructor at Harambee Karate Club, a traditional Japanese karate dojo in Superior, Colorado.
the disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, a medical sociologist and social scientist argue that to truly arrive at equity in America will require a sincere reckoning with founding mythologies of white superiority.