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In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out

In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A ruling to fire a detective for his role in the killing of Sean Bell in Queens is upheld, and three other officers will be forced to resign.
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Migration is Beautiful

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"Artist and co-founder of CultureStrike, Favianna Rodriguez, created the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image. “The butterfly symbol was not my idea. Immigrant rights activists have seen the butterfly as a symbol of fluid and peaceful migration for generations. To me, the monarch butterfly represents the dignity and resilience of migrants, and the right that all living beings have to move freely. I believe that we shouldn’t allow our identity to be defined only by our suffering, nor by the actions that others have taken to devalue our families and our labor — rather, let us celebrate our beauty, pride, and resilience in the face of inequality and injustice.”


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The Essential Role of Race and Ethnicity Statistics in the Quest for Civil Rights


Check page 9 for how the census is used for Civil Rights. 


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Teaching About Ferguson - History of Burning

Teaching About Ferguson - History of Burning | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


1921


A mob of deputized whites looted and burned to the ground a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This included the destruction of 40 square blocks of 1,265 African American homes, including hospitals, schools, and churches, and 150 businesses. By the time the terror ended, 300 African-Americans had been killed


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Community Village: Blog Help

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DEMANDS OF EXISTENCE (The Impossible Poem) - Jennifer Lisa Vest

A poem about doing the impossible Listen to poetry tracks here: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/artist_162503 Poetry CDs for sale @ http://www.nimbitmusic....
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NYPD Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Formerly Abused by Husband, Rises to Top Spot of Domestic Violence Unit

NYPD Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Formerly Abused by Husband, Rises to Top Spot of Domestic Violence Unit | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Juanita Holmes (far left) and her sisters have all been cops. (MICHAEL SCHWARTZ/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)


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Tree Planted at the U.S. Capitol in Memory of Emmett Till

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Tree Planted at the U.S. Capitol in Memory of Emmett Till
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Latinas For Latino Lit: Remarkable Children's Books of 2014

Latinas For Latino Lit: Remarkable Children's Books of 2014 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


It's the holiday season and the end of the year, with its accompanying "best of" lists, including book lists. Viviana Hurtado and Monica Olivera, the creators of Latinas For Latino Lit (L4LL), have compiled the Remarkable Latino Children's Literature of 2014, a wonderful collection of Latino-themed books, many of them written and illustrated by Hispanic authors and artists.


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I just was looking for presents for my grandsons. I'm definitely checking the books recommended here.

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Texas Court Case Challenges Border Patrol On Roving, Racial Profiling

Texas Court Case Challenges Border Patrol On Roving, Racial Profiling | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A case now before the courts in Texas may set a precedent in alleged racial profiling cases brought against the Border Patrol.
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Ohio region embraces, improves border children's lives

Ohio region embraces, improves border children's lives | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio hoping to help even more unaccompanied juvenile immigrants from Central America.

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Human Beans - Kickstarter campaign

Human Beans - Kickstarter campaign | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


I am re-blogging this Human Beans article for a blogger friend, Tracy Jackson. 

Human Beans are an interesting idea that goes beyond simple M&M's that all taste the same even though they are colored differently. 

These jelly beans are flavored differently than what you would expect by their color. 

These can be used to stimulate dialog toward racial justice in the way that Lee Mun Wah's "What Stands Between Us: Racism Conversation Flash Cards" are used.

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Google's doodle marks 25 years of fall of the Berlin Wall

Google's doodle marks 25 years of fall of the Berlin Wall | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The video shows scenes of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall and Berliners greeting one another in 1989.
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A piece of this wall is in my home city :)



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Show Thanks to Farmworkers for Your Thanksgiving Meal!

Show Thanks to Farmworkers for Your Thanksgiving Meal! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Help us send a message of thanks to farmworkers and poultry workers for bringing food to your table this Thanksgiving Day.
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In Response to #Ferguson

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I recently read the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. If you haven’t read it, you might want to get a quick intro to him by watching his TED talk:


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The middle part of the video and the second half are the most important. 


And don't miss Fanshen's recommendations:


"Teaching About Ferguson and also this terrific crowd-sourced google document (which I will be adding to soon): Ferguson resources, crowdsourced in real-time by educators (thanks Abby Brown-Steinberg for the link!)"


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Xicana Nican Tlaca Rising

Xicana Nican Tlaca Rising | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


I come from Texas. I am indigenous. I am Xicana. I am Nican Tlaca. We might not remember her indian names any more but Texas was and is holy land.


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The version of American “history” that is socially programmed is one of the most powerful tools of colonialism that persists today. Labels like “immigrant” to describe indigenous peoples across Cemanahuac (the “Americas”) are a great example of the great wasichu crime against our humanity and connection to the earth.


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nation of immigrants

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His words do not apply to about 40% of the nation:

  • Not to Native Americans who were wiped out or driven west.
  • Nor to Black Americans who arrived in chains.
  • Nor to Chinese Americans who were killed or driven out of the western US in the late 1800s.
  • Nor to Mexican Americans deported in the 1930s.
  • Nor to the people whose lands the US took over: Native Americans,Northern Mexicans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans, Guamanians, Palauans, Eastern Samoans, Northern Mariana Islanders or Virgin Islanders.
  • Nor, given the perpetual foreigner stereotype, to Asian Americans.
  • Nor to most British or Dutch Americans, who were not immigrants (people who move to a foreign country) but colonists (people who create an offshoot of their mother country). Calling them “immigrants” would mean they joined Native American societies. They were conquerors and invaders, not “immigrants”.


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All this is why I study the changing policies if (im)migration law. In a country that preaches Freedom and Liberty, it has always been more freedom and more liberty for light skinned people.


You can easily see the racism and xenophobia that the U.S. is built on when examining Border politics. 


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No More Deaths volunteers meet desperate Central Americans

No More Deaths volunteers meet desperate Central Americans | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Jordan Weiner met the Central Americans as they arrived exhausted with blistered feet at a shelter in Tenosique in southern Mexico. Lois Martin traveled to Honduras in 2012 and 2013 and learned why ordinary citizens feared for their lives.


These No More Deaths volunteers shed some light on why so many people risk a treacherous journey for the slim chance of asylum in the United States.


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The Ohlone people were forced out of San Francisco. Now they want part of their land back.

The Ohlone people were forced out of San Francisco. Now they want part of their land back. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


There are only three ways to get land," said Tony Cerda, chairman of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, in 2010. "You can buy it, have it given to you, or steal it." It's clear which one of those applies to his people, the Ohlone, who lived in the central California coastal region for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Spanish missionaries in the 1700s. The Ohlone once numbered as many as 15,000 on lands stretching from the San Francisco Bay to Big Sur. But following years of enslavement under the Spanish mission system and, later, persecution by settlers, they are now largely a people in exile.

Cerda's tribe—about 2,000 people living in the Pomona area east of Los Angeles—are now the largest contemporary Ohlone group in the state. They're leading the push for cultural recognition in the city of San Francisco. Specifically, they're asking the city for land to build a cultural center as part of a proposed shoreline redevelopment project in the Hunters Point Shipyard area. The area was once the location of a historic Ohlone village and burial site—one of over 425 in the San Francisco Bay region.


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My daughter learned about the Ohlone in her primary school. 


The SF bay area has a community college called Ohlone. 


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Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad, and Ugly


I went to bed last night mentally doing a checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President’s immigration action. As a community advocate and formerly undocumented immigrant, the word that most aptly describes last night is “bitter-sweet.”


While the announcement is not enough, we do need to celebrate our victories, and what change this temporary reprieve will bring to so many members of the community. However, I am also frankly terrified for those that it would not help, and what would happen in the absence of permanent changes.


I am making a quick reference checklist here for myself, family members and friends, similar to the one I made for the Senate immigration bill two years ago as a community advocate. These are simply my initial mental impressions of the various memos released by the DHS yesterday and available here. They are in no particular order:


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A is for Activist - Kindle edition by Innosanto Nagara


A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.


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Critical Ethnic Studies MA Degree - DePaul University

Critical Ethnic Studies MA Degree - DePaul University | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

DePaul University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer the first graduate program in a new and exciting field that utilizes Chicago as a living classroom. 

The Master of Arts in Critical Ethnic Studies prepares students for advanced analysis of race and ethnicity in an urban and global context. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of systematic marginalization of racialized minorities. It also looks at how racialized groups respond to and counter these forces through art, culture, political organization and other forms of social citizenship. 
We emphasize social justice and transformation while focusing on U.S. ethno-racial populations through an intersectional, transnational, and urban framework. Students apply critical theories to complex social and cultural issues. The program consists of a combination of core courses and electives and a final project or internship.
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Family asking that Border Patrol shooter be identified

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Araceli Rodriguez, mother of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez at a press conference announcing the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol in his shooting death, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Nogales, Sonora. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star


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Income inequality impairs the American dream of upward mobility - debate [VIDEO]

Income inequality impairs the American dream of upward mobility - debate [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The elephant in the room that I did not hear in the debate is that the question should have not used the word inequality. Instead they should have used the word inequity. 

"Income inequity impairs the American dream of upward mobility."


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'Selma': First Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr Documentary

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Paramount has dropped the first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma. Pic stars David Oyelowo as the iconic civil rights leader and tracks King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, culminating in the Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Starring alongside Oyelowo are Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper. Paul Webb penned the script.


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This looks seriously good. 


The acting, cinematography, directing, wardrobe, lighting, everything looks superb. 


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Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race and Colonialism in American History and Identity

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Book Description from Amazon:

"Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His astute study illustrates the complex relationship between ethnic identity and race, slavery, and colonial expansion. Examining not only the lives of those who crossed the Atlantic, but also those who crossed the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the North American Borderlands, Almost All Aliens provides a distinct, inclusive analysis of immigration and identity in the United States from 1600 until the present."


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HT Sharon H Chang @multiasianfams 


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