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Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation of Americans; yet, African-Americans and Latino millennials are more likely to be economically vulnerable than their white and Asian-American counterparts.
African-American and Latino millennials are more likely:
According to the Declaration of Independence, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights:
"...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness..."
So besides being morally and ethically unacceptable, any violation of a person's unalienable rights, like all 10 of the aforementioned, are violations of the Declaration of Independence. Solely based upon ethnicity, we are divided, inequities are manufactured, and accesses are denied.
1. happiness = well-being = wellness = health
2. White = Asian-American = African-American = Latino
3. All men (people) are created equal
Therefore, 1 + 2+ 3 should be
equal wellness (health) for all men (people);
yet, there are inequities, vulnerabilities, and divisions that fracture this diverse group according to ethnic group.
Q: So how is it that millenials (and other groups) are segmented this way?
A: Wellness is the key to health. Without (the eight) dimensions of wellness, health of the individual, community and nation are impaired. In this case, intellectual, social, and spiritual wellness are not at the level needed for health. The outcome of this lack wellness is financial illness, financial distress, and financial inequity. To a lesser degree, but still importantly, occupational wellness and physical wellness are also contributory to the overall lack of health.
Knowledge of concepts and ideas and the ability to think critically connecting current events to their history
The ability to to think beyond self while connecting to others in your community and society, desiring equality and owning the responsibility for ensuring that all have a fair chance, access, and (real) equity potential across the board, regardless of ethnicity, income, age-even when it's not Christmastime.
Creation of peace and harmony within, as well as in the community at-large, essentially doing the right thing (All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten) at all times, but especially when no one is looking (=integrity )
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Millennials of Color Are Worse Off Financially
IF THE ELEVATOR TO SUCCESS IS BROKEN TAKE THE STAIRS
If you've found your way to the Wellness Window, consider yourself in receipt of a gift with this entry. Shared in its entirety is the 34 minute (November 16, 2017) TheGrio interview of actress, comedian, singer and activist Jenifer Lewis-compelling to the last second.
No different than an icy flame that stimulates while simultaneously soothing, Lewis massages your heart while calling you to be your best self-in spite of yourself and the current political and darkness that we are experiencing.
After viewing this interview and hanging on her every word (like I did), you won't be able to be anything but your best self ever again.
For those very few that have not heard of or seen Jenifer Lewis, 60, she is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television and was dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com and is known as The Mother of Black Hollywood, which is also the title of hercurrent book and memoir.
Her current role as mother and grandmother Ruby Johnson on the hit ABC show, Black-ish, earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award. In her characteristic unflinching style of delivery, she is raw and real and opens up about everything from losing legendary roles (including "Dreamgirls," "Orange Is The New Black", and "Getting On"), engaging in physical confrontations with fellow cast members, overcoming sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and her struggle with mental illness.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1990, Jenifer says she deals with her mental health issues every day, but she’s happy with her life thanks to really loving herself.
(From TheGrio interview (11-16-2017): Jenifer Lewis says one must simply create their own life, ride the wave, come through the fire, find their passion, focus on it, get what they want, pursue happiness, get help for their addictions, and live.)
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IT'S WHEN YOU'RE HARDEST HIT THAT YOU MUST NOT QUIT
Helping you to open your own Wellness Window®. Laughs, love, and light all ways shine in this window. Chronic disease goes out while wellness comes in. Health shouldn't be a pain.