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"Migration is Beautiful symbolizes a commitment from the creative community to see, show, and celebrate the humanity of the migrant story."
The flag was adopted in 1916 by the Easter Rising rebels and subsequently by the Irish Republic during the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). Its use was continued by the Irish Free State (1922-1937) and it was later given constitutional status under the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.
The Irish government has described the symbolism behind each colour as being that of green representing the Gaelic tradition of Ireland, orange representing the followers of William of Orange in Ireland, and white representing the aspiration for peace between them. -Wikipedia
Orange is symbolic of Irish Protestants while green is symbolic of Irish Catholics. - Arthur Sproul
The Irish flag is always flown with the green at the hoist
Erin Burnett takes us to Masdar City, a green oasis in the middle of the desert.
Let’s call it what is is – “Retroactive Abortion”! For example, if a million black men are incarcerated, two things happen. First, they offender usually lose their right to vote. Secondly, if you take a million incarcerated black men and each of them could have on average three children, this would eliminate, based on this count, three million black people from existence, which means removing three million voters at some point.
Jesse Owens (1913-1980), an American athlete and “the world’s fastest human”, won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. And he, a Black man, the grandson of slaves, did it at the Olympics held in Berlin, the heart of Nazi Germany. Hitler himself watched as Owens showed the world that Aryans were hardly the master race.
In our time Blacks are stereotyped as being “good at sports”. Back then they were stereotyped as being good at nothing. So to see Jesse Owens become the best in the whole world was a wonder.
Owens won gold medals in the 100m and 200m races, the long jump and the 400m relay race. He set the long jump record for the next 25 years: 8.06 metres.
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In this June 2013 photo provided by National Geographic, diver Susan Bird, working at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, brushes a human skull found at the site while her team members take detailed photographs. Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl fell into this deep hole and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans. An analysis of her remains was released Thursday, May 15, 2014 by the journal Science. Her DNA links her to an ancient land bridge connecting Asia and North America, and suggests she shares ancestors with the modern native peoples of the Americas.
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(AP Photo/National Geographic, Paul Nicklen)
So she's related to my wife, daughter and son.
The videotaped beating of a homeless African-American woman by a light-skinned California Highway Patrol officer is reopening the L.A. race-relations dialogue initiated by the Rodney King beating 23 years ago.
A 17-year-old Honduran girl migrates to U.S. alone, facing threats from deadly gangs. CNN's Alina Machado reports.
Although Asian Americans are in high demand, you do not have to be Asian American to become a living bone marrow donor. For more information on joining the Donor Registry -- regardless of your ethnic background -- visit Be the Match. All it takes is a swab of your cheek to have your DNA entered into the registry. Patients' DNA is then put through the system for potential matches. It costs nothing for you -- even if you are matched to a patient in need.
Shootings claim 9 lives, wound more than 60 others over the holiday weekend.
Chicago's police superintendent lashes out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend.
A frustrated President Obama says he's no longer waiting for a stalled Congress to take action and he'll use what powers he has to reform immigration. But what can he do?
A police officer has been disciplined after pushing over a wheelchair-bound man. CNN affiliate WRTV reports.
Able bodied officer allows man in wheelchair to run over his foot.
Violence against teens in Jerusalem stokes tensions. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
India's economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country's workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man's story - which some may find disturbing - illustrates the extreme violence that some labourers are subjected to.
Dialu Nial's life changed forever when he was held down by his neck in a forest and one of his kidnappers raised an axe to strike.
He was asked if he wanted to lose his life, a leg or a hand.
Six days earlier, Nial had been among 12 young men being taken against their will to make bricks on the outskirts of one of India's biggest cities, Hyderabad.
During the journey, they got a chance to escape and ran for it - but Nial and a friend were caught and this was their punishment.
Both chose to lose their right hands. Nial had to watch while the other man's hand was cut first.
"They put his arm on a rock. One held his neck and two held his arm. Another brought down the axe and severed his hand just like a chicken's head. Then they cut mine.
"The pain was terrible. I thought I was going to die," says Nial.
Whoa! This reminds me of what Belgium did to Africans. The book "King Leopold's Ghost" describes how Belgium troops had to collect a human hand for each bullet they used to prove they were not wasting ammunition.
Film to accompany the study "Making Education Work for Latinas in the U.S." from Dr. Patricia Gándara and the Eva Longoria Foundation.
Her name is Alysa Bobbitt. She was 5-years old and lived in Shady Cove, Oregon. On June 27, 2013, Alysa and her mom were visiting Karen Hancock in a Grants Pass apartment. In the apartment ...
Considering other people’s children – as we would our own – could be categorized as “parenting without borders.”
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the US based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. It also outlawed segregation, keeping races separate, at schools, public places and most businesses. It, and the Voting Rights Act a year later, overthrew Jim Crow.
School busing and affirmative action grew out of it as policies designed to meet its demands
It was one of the main civil rights reforms of the 1960s:
Here are the ways that you can help.
In New Mexico
Background on what is happening in Central America:
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico...
The easiest way to have good records of who is entering and exiting the United States is to have easy ways of legal immigration. - Chris Wilson, Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center @Chris_E_Wilson
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The Leawood City Council decided Monday night that little free libraries are exempt — at least temporarily — from a city ordinance that prohibits structures in front yards. After the vote, Mayor Peggy Dunn handed 9-year-old Spencer Collins a book for his little blue box on red stilts.
Some good news.
This documentary follows Kanahus over the course of a year as she raises her babies decolonized and free from the restrictions of the Canadian government. Kanahus and her father, Arthur Manuel, reminisce about the plight they have faced against the Canadian government in their effort to fight against colonization by encouraging Indigenous people to live free.
BiDil (2005) is the trade name for isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine, a heart medicine for Blacks. It is the first race-based prescription drug approved by the US government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In the 1980s Dr Jay Cohn took two drugs that were no longer under patent, put them together and patented them as a heart medicine – not just for Blacks but for anyone. The FDA refused to approve it for general use: trials showed that on average it did not make much of a difference.
Cohn went back through the numbers from the trials and found that it did seem to help those who self-identified as Black. So he applied for a new patent: the very same drug but this time meant for Blacks.
Sally Kohn says the intensity of the anti-immigrant rhetoric is stunning. It's time to stop using 'illegal' as an epithet
No human is illegal. Drop the i-word.
Winning deportation and green card cases, in an era of immigration law darkness, is an incredibly difficult task.
Eliminating the darkness is an even tougher job.
Over the past two decades, as described in The Battle To Correct False Labels About Immigrants, the negative terminology subtly became a staple of American politics over the past 20 years. It struck a chord in the mind set of many, and words that are clearly intended to hurt other human beings are now used with calloused impunity.
As political columnist Sally Kohn writes, "Make no mistake about it, words matter, not only in reflecting certain dehumanizing attitudes toward historically marginalized groups but in actively perpetuating and rationalizing that dehumanization."
And she asks the more appropriate question, "Is it not possible to oppose immigrant rights without resorting to attacking immigrants as human beings?"
Note: The following is mostly based on chapter 14 of “Race in North America” (2012) by Audrey and Brian D. Smedley.
Racism in the US is always changing but changes slowly. That means the near future will be pretty much the same, but the longer term it will bring change.
American racism will have to somehow adjust to:
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Racism in the United States has always been active, but when Barack Obama stood up as President it all changed. And Example of racism as prejudice before Obama, was the Rosa Parks Story. Racism has dropped in amounts but racism is also the primary prejudicial cause of conflict. It is also pleasing to hear that the amount of racism is decreasing.