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Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range of forms as diverse as poetry, memoir, and fiction, (both long and short form) and over a wide range of physical and emotional territory extending from her native Sudan to America, back to Africa, and then back to America again.

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Was Hitler evil?

Was Hitler evil? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

"Was Hitler evil?

 

Most White Americans will say yes: he killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust! But to avoid any double standard we should apply the same moral reasoning White Americans apply to their own history."


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We just had a similar talk at home with the kids while watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" (The episode with Chelsea Handler serching her German & Jewish family background.)

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Community Village's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:42 AM

I don't think the word 'evil' is helpful because that is a religious term.  

 

Would we say that someone born as a psychopath is evil? I suppose if one is religious they would say that.  

 

Psychopaths lack the neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care about people's feelings. 

 

Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and 20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population. 


The danger in every community and nation is that it only takes one psychopath to get into a position of power (or get their hands on a gun) to end up doing massive harm. 


Click through to read Abagond's post - then we can ask ourselves if U.S. culture is evil or psychotic. 

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Mormon History and Indian History

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The problem with Mormon history is that it focuses on Mormons. I make this paradoxical statement to intentionally overstate the case—but there is some truth to it.

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When an entire Native American community, their neighbors, disappears, it doesn't get a mention in the annals of history, the stories of the past.


As Compton writes," the story of “the west” is more than the story of English-speaking European whites heroically exploring and settling it." While victors get to tell their stories, write the histories, what happened in the past did ocurr.


Compton says, "While telling the Indian’s side of the story will undoubtedly add an element of stark tragedy to our narrative, such a compound historical lens will be an important characteristic of a mature, holistic Mormon history." Important words for any one, group or individual, to remember.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:17 PM

When an entire Native American community, their neighbors, disappears, it doesn't get a mention in the annals of history, the stories of the past.


As Compton writes," the story of “the west” is more than the story of English-speaking European whites heroically exploring and settling it." While victors get to tell their stories, write the histories, what happened in the past did ocurr.


Compton says, "While telling the Indian’s side of the story will undoubtedly add an element of stark tragedy to our narrative, such a compound historical lens will be an important characteristic of a mature, holistic Mormon history." Important words for any one, group or individual, to remember.

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Faith-based schools may ‘fuel racism’

Faith-based  schools may ‘fuel racism’ | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Racism could be fuelled by allowing some schools to turn away children on religious grounds, a policy which an integration group claims is already creating social divisions.

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