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Where St. Nicholas Has His Black Pete(s), Charges of Racism Follow

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Portrayed by people in blackface makeup, Peter sports outlandish Renaissance costumes, with thick red lips and frizzy hairdo wigs or fake dreadlocks.

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Travis Winger's insight:

This is just a simple crash between old cultures and new ones. Old cultures have created descrimination and race differences in our culture that have become so common that it has become a tradition. Now as we move foward our views change and we have to fight between should we change the tradition and accept our past was full of discrimination, or change it to be more relevant to the times.

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:45 PM

This issue re-surfaces every 12 months like clockwork.  Two years ago, I discovered this topic and was startled to see Christmas figurines that looked like Little Black Sambo.  Quinsy Gario wore a T-shirt with the words “Black Pete is racist” to the St. Nicholas parade and he was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and dragged away by the police.  Both sides want the issue to go away, but on their terms.  This comedy sketch by David Sedaris on the Dutch Christmas is is quite revealing and certainly entertaining.  

Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:55 PM

This "Black Peter" figure is portrayed as a serving figure. All of these African American people are following around this white figure, folowing his every demand. St. Nick or not, this concept is being viewed by the world as unacceptable. 

Caterin Victor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:55 PM

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U.S. Religion Map and Religious Populations

U.S. Religion Map and Religious Populations | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Pew U.S. Religious Landscape Study religion map diagrams which religions have the highest populations in each state.

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This shows how different cultures and religions have spread throughout America and how certain regions atract certain types of religion. This affects the areas culture and movement of people to certain areas.

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Hye-Hyun Kang's curator insight, January 10, 12:13 AM

This shows how different religions have affected different states in the U.S. This affects certain areas in the states and their culture. 

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, January 16, 12:36 PM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution of religions on a national scale. It also  highlights the dominance of Christianity and Protestantism in the US.

 

Graham Shroyer's insight: This relates to key issue 1 because it shows the prevalence of christianity, a universalizing religion, in the US.

 

Vinay Penmetsa: This relates with the section, showing how Christianity is an universalizing religion, and its distribution in America.

 

Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution and density of Protestants in the U.S. This map shows that the highest density of Protestants occur oin the South-Eastern region of the U.S.

 

Rishi Suresh: This relates to the distribution of denominations within America. It shows how the distribution is related to the patterns left by the original settlers. 

Olivia G Torres's curator insight, November 30, 6:29 PM

This diagram was cool to see how different states are composed of which different religions. I liked how you could choose either a religion to see as where is predominately stronger and in what states. Or we could see what religions are predominate in which states.

 

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Religious architecture of Islam

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This is an excellent article that can be used in a thematic class for analyzing religion, the human landscape, the urban environment and cultural iconography.  For a regional geography class, this show great images from Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Syria and Israel/Palestine.  


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This article talks about how the different religions of Islam have shaped different architectural buildings. The different religions has shaped the culture and cultural apperence of the Middle-East.

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andrew desrochers's curator insight, October 28, 2:47 PM

These architectural designs in Israel show religious meanings, what other factors inspire architectural creativity? Who uses these different styles of creativity?

Lily and Cami's curator insight, November 5, 5:18 PM

Israel Religion: I scooped this because the picture really stood out to me because the golden dome stands over the rock on Temple Mount. you also can see great images of Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Syria, and Israel/Palestine. Not only are these sacred buildings but they are also big religious and tourist attractions.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 15, 1:20 PM

Although all part of the same religion these buildings are influenced heavily by their location. I think this is important to note because it challenges our assumptions on Islam. When I think of a mosque a certain image pops into my head, these images shows how the same religion can still have local influences.

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Sen. John McCain And Critics of “The Handshake”: The Pain Of Obama Derangement Syndrome

Sen. John McCain And Critics of “The Handshake”: The Pain Of Obama Derangement Syndrome | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Show some patience, Obama critics. Wait for something serious that deserves criticism. Continue reading →

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Our culture has very mixed feelings when it comes to politics. They tend to be so strong that a simple handshake can be the main focus point when a brilliant, honored man died. America is divided on it's point of views of those who believe that even simpile gestures of welcoming to people thay America has had a history disliking is wrong, and those who think it is write. To me this means there is something terribly wrong with our culture if this is our main focus point.

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Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America?

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There is a pretty ridiculous North-South split, although Maryland, northern Virginia, and southern Florida (which is pretty much the North anyways) fall into pancake territory, while Waffle House has made inroads into Ohio and Indiana.


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This article shows some pretty simple aspects of Northern and Southern Culture in whether they prefer pancakes of waffles. This article shows how culture can be a major difference or just a waffle or pancake.

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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 1:13 PM

This map shows how divided north and south are in terms of Pancakes and waffles, with Pancakes having a larger reach than waffles, and showing how regional differences are effected by something as odd as fast food.

Jennifer Brown's curator insight, October 20, 9:13 AM

I love this! I've been to both and I have to say that I'm glad we have Ihops around here rather than Waffle Houses. How can something be called a "Waffle House" and yet only make two kinds of waffles?

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 10:05 PM

I have never been to a Waffle House and I hate IHOP. I chose this article because the map popped out at me. It was like an IHOP take over with a poor Waffle House in the middle. However, it is interesting to see that when you open the article, the IHOP density comes out to  1,543, while Waffle House density comes out to 1,661. By looking at this map, you would think that IHOP would have the bigger density. Waffle House gets most of its business from states in the South, while IHOP seems to be all over the place, Northern and Southern states.

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Open Letter to the Three White Students Who Filed a Discrimination Complaint Against Their Black Teacher

Open Letter to the Three White Students Who Filed a Discrimination Complaint Against Their Black Teacher | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
That's what you said, right? That the discussion of structural racism made you uncomfortable? That you felt the classroom was hostile? That you didn't like that "we have to talk about this all the time"?

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This article explains how the American culture is set around the male white population. Our culture is set around that the white people are the good guys and when someone threatens that we get defensive like the 3 students. This just shows how our culture covers up all the hatred that the white population has created, and is turned around to be a good thing. And when the tables turn we feel discriminated.

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Isabelle Zahn's curator insight, January 2, 11:28 AM

This article would fit into our topic of cultural geogrophy. This article is more talking about how uncomfortable it is for whites to talk about racisim. This article makes it okay for you to feel funny about talking about this. In the article it says that most white people don't come to grips with racism and therefore feel uncomfortable talking about it.  This relates to the community in many ways. Our culture is so diverse that there is alot of racism in our community even if it wasn't meant to sound racist. in the long run we could potentially reduce the amount of racism because people understand what is happening to those people. Some short term effects could be having hope that one day other people will act like you did and stop all the stupid racist comments.

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Where St. Nicholas Has His Black Pete(s), Charges of Racism Follow

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Portrayed by people in blackface makeup, Peter sports outlandish Renaissance costumes, with thick red lips and frizzy hairdo wigs or fake dreadlocks.

Via Seth Dixon
Travis Winger's insight:

This is just a simple crash between old cultures and new ones. Old cultures have created descrimination and race differences in our culture that have become so common that it has become a tradition. Now as we move foward our views change and we have to fight between should we change the tradition and accept our past was full of discrimination, or change it to be more relevant to the times.

 

more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:45 PM

This issue re-surfaces every 12 months like clockwork.  Two years ago, I discovered this topic and was startled to see Christmas figurines that looked like Little Black Sambo.  Quinsy Gario wore a T-shirt with the words “Black Pete is racist” to the St. Nicholas parade and he was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and dragged away by the police.  Both sides want the issue to go away, but on their terms.  This comedy sketch by David Sedaris on the Dutch Christmas is is quite revealing and certainly entertaining.  

Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:55 PM

This "Black Peter" figure is portrayed as a serving figure. All of these African American people are following around this white figure, folowing his every demand. St. Nick or not, this concept is being viewed by the world as unacceptable. 

Caterin Victor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:55 PM

!!" Cultusal  Americans !!  d`ont be    funny  !!  they  had no  ideas  the  morons  even  they  own  Geography.  histori. thei  know  oly  the   smart  phone  You tubei , wats up,  Face book and other rubish !!