The Pain And Prejudice Of Samady And Jerky

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The Pain and Prejudice of Samady and Vaughn According to Dr. DaShanne Stokes, a Sociologist and pundit, “Prejudice plunges you into a world of fear and hate. That's no way to live.” What is prejudice? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines prejudice as “an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge” and “an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics.” The essays of Waheeda Samady and John Vaughn both contains discrimination in different forms and occurred in different places. Samady is a pediatrician, and currently the chief resident in pediatrics at UCSD’s Rady Children’s Hospital, in addition, she enjoys teaching medical students …show more content…
She and her family escaped from Afghanistan during the Afghan-Soviet war. They lived in a refugee community in Islamabad, Pakistan, for several years before coming to San Diego, California, Where Samady has continued to live. She is an active executive committee member for the San Diego branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). On the other hand, Vaughn is a physician and a senior editor for Health Care Multi-media Communication at Ohio State University Student Health Services furthermore, he has written numerous reviews of medical books as well as guest columns and articles for publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Waheeda Samady’s “A Cabdriver’s Daughter” and John A. Vaughn’s “The Difference Between Pity and Empathy,” both appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Despite bearing some superficial similarities, the difference between the lives and essays of Waheeda Samady and John Vaughn are striking in terms of the …show more content…
He was prejudiced on his first patient in medical school. To cover up his illness, the patients wore punctilious clothes, but Vaughn instantly noticed the disguise. He felt nothing, but pity when he first saw him. The man had AIDS, as a result, it caused opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis pneumonia, cytomegalovirus, and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Vaughn was inexperienced and acted purely all business, no feelings involved when he examined the man. The patient noticed it and was mad due to him being insensitive. Vaughn thought, “Hey, pal, don’t blame me. You got yourself in this mess. I’m just trying to help.” The man is being devoured by his disease and Vaughn only saw his outward appearance and diagnosis. Vaughn did not know how to react and felt like a fool because he had no clue how to help him. The man’s room is void of life and not a single get-well card can be seen or any signs of visitors. Vaughn asked him what is his job and Vaughn found to that he worked in computer networking. The patient was depressed, because he wasn’t able “to finish his design for a new audiovisual coupling technique before he died.” It was his last opportunity to leave his mark on the earth that signify that he was alive. His parents were supportive of him being gay and proposed to take care of him during his disease. Not wanting to trouble and create stress for his mom, he did not contact her during his hospitalization. Vaughn was tormented and

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