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Chinese Uyghurs defy Ramadan ban

Chinese Uyghurs defy Ramadan ban | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The government's attempt to clamp down on religious expression has backfired among Uyghurs."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 5, 6:07 AM

China has used various means to eliminate minority groups' cultural identity, and human rights groups argue that this ban on Ramadan is no different (children and government employees are banned from fasting, allegedly for health and safety concerns).  Ethnic Uyghurs speak a Turkic language are more culturally connected to Cental Asia than East Asia.  Predominantly Muslim, the Uyghurs are defying some of the more controversial laws that they feel single them out.   


Tagsethnicityconflict, politicalreligion, China.

Céline's curator insight, July 11, 11:32 AM
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China has used various means to eliminate minority groups' cultural identity, and human rights groups argue that this ban on Ramadan is no different (children and government employees are banned from fasting, allegedly for health and safety concerns).  Ethnic Uyghurs speak a Turkic language are more culturally connected to Cental Asia than East Asia.  Predominantly Muslim, the Uyghurs are defying some of the more controversial laws that they feel single them out."

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:04 PM

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The Changing Face of America

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We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:42 AM

Really interesting article!  We make identity decisions in a blink of an eye. I particularly love the very last lines: 

 

"Perhaps we’ll all end up less parsimonious about who we feel connected to as we increasingly come across people like Seda, whose faces seem to speak that resounding line from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”:

 

“I am large, I contain multitudes.”

 

Lauren Wolk Calig's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:07 AM

Terrific insight.

 

Utah Geographical Alliance's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:19 PM

If you missed this article in the National Geographic it is worth going back and reading.  It discusses the fact that America is no longer capable of really catergorizing our students and each other as one type.  Maybe this means we are finally getting to close to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month this article could cause some interesting discussions with your students if they watch/ ready part of his speech and compare his dream to how students' feel and what they see.  

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From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Today's volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 11, 9:26 AM

The source of migrants today has changed the cultural composition of the United States from what is was 100 years ago.  Cultures are not static and migration is one of the key drivers of change. These maps produced by the Pew Research Center. Despite what media reports would have you believe, immigration into the United States is not on the rise, but maps such as these can be construed to imagine that there is a flow of immigrant coming from south of the border.  The reality is that migration from Mexico to the United States has steadily dropped since 1999.  


Tags: migration, historical, USA, mappingcensus, ethnicity.

Miroslav Sopko's curator insight, June 16, 5:41 AM

Ako sa mení krajina väčšiny imigrantov do USA.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 23, 3:52 AM
From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century