The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are or where we are born, is entitled to the same basic rights and freedoms. That may sound straightforward enough, but it gets incredibly complicated as soon as anyone tries to put the idea into practice. What exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them—and how? Benedetta Berti explores the subtleties of human rights.
The e-Reflect Consortium completed successfully the 3rd Transnational Project Meeting. Our project has already covered a sixteen month period. We are all happy about the progress of project outputs and enthusiastic about carrying out future project activities. We would like to acknowledge a deep appreciation towards all our partners for the prolific cooperation and Bath Spa University for the warm hospitality.
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In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.
Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social science research suggests that racial disparities and other biased outcomes in the criminal justice system, in medicine and in professional settings can be explained by unconscious attitudes and stereotypes.
Subtle biases are linked to police cadets being more likely to shoot unarmed black men than they are unarmed white men. (Some academics have also linked the research into unconscious bias to the Trayvon Martin case.)
After years on the back burner of the nation’s educational agenda, civics is making a comeback, with states mandating classes or assessments and a growing push for high-school seniors to pass the citizenship exam.
The Global Goals are 17 goals that cover every aspect of development, from economic to social to political. These 17 goals are a roadmap for the world to finally end the injustice of extreme poverty...
The rap on kids these days is that they don’t know much about civic life, and they care even less. But a growing group of scholars says the problem isn’t with the kids, but rather with an outdated approach to teaching civics.
Sometimes we forget, in our haste to make things happen digitally quickly, that there’s a human side to tech that needs to be taught, too. The reality is that most of us use technology as a universa...
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