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Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review)

Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Like many other authors and activists, the three authors of this book agree that America is in a new era where we have declined in several areas including:

Job creation, Education, Political participation, Political consensus, Business creation, Social mobility, And overall global impact…."

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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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A filmmaker’s journey along the US-Mexico border

A filmmaker’s journey along the US-Mexico border | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
At a time when the border between the US and Mexico is a lightning rod for public opinion, Rodrigo Reyes’ film “Purgatorio" offers an on-the-ground view of people from both sides of the fence.
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US: Equal marriage comes to Laramie, 16 years after Matthew Shepard murder

US: Equal marriage comes to Laramie, 16 years after Matthew Shepard murder | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Same-sex marriage has come to the town of Laramie, Wyoming – 16 years after the homophobic murder of Matthew Shepard.


Mr Shepard’s murder rocked the town in 1998 when he was robbed, beaten and left to die tied to a fence, aged 21
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The only Latina sheriff in the United States

Lupe Valdez

Lupe Valdez (born October 11, 1947) is an American law enforcement official who is currently the Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas. Born to migrant farm worker parents, she was raised in San Antonio as the youngest of seven children.

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Breaking that glass ceiling. 


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Operation Streamline is costly (and it doesn't work)

Operation Streamline is costly (and it doesn't work) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In the 2013 report "In the Shadow of the Wall," researchers from the University of Arizona and George Washington University found that the majority of migrants intended to cross again, that the effect of deterrence was difficult to measure, and that deterrence has a limited impact compared with other factors such as family and economic need.

The reason migration on the southern border is currently at its lowest point in over four decades is not Operation Streamline, but the economic downturn in the United States.

The costs of this ineffective program are staggering. According to a 2012 Grassroots Leadership report, since 2005, when Operation Streamline began, the federal government has spent an estimated $5.5 billion incarcerating undocumented immigrants in the criminal-justice system.
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, October 21, 7:29 AM


Many issues of our current immigration debate are really common sense matters.  For instance, it seems obvious that "migration on the southern border is currently at its lowest point in over four decades is not Operation Streamline, but the economic downturn in the United States."


How Arizona's Senators miss this point is baffling.  Their confusion is costly:

"The costs of this ineffective program are staggering. According to a 2012 Grassroots Leadership report, since 2005, when Operation Streamline began, the federal government has spent an estimated $5.5 billion incarcerating undocumented immigrants in the criminal-justice system."


In other words, common sense dictates that it is not smart political policy to fight an issue with international roots with a purely domestic approach. 


Additionally, it is not smart political policy to fight economic-driven migration with a purely punitive law enforcement approach.  


Moreover, looking deeper, in most instances where folks are driven by an economic need to try to enter the U.S. without permission, there is a family living in or near poverty connected to the border crossers.


So where's the common sense?


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Watch ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien on Colbert

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Justin Simien, the director of “Dear White People,” stopped by to chat with Stephen Colbert this week to talk about his debut film, which is in theaters nationwide this month.


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Barack Obama: One of the ‘Most Successful Presidents In American History’ – Rolling Stone

Barack Obama: One of the ‘Most Successful Presidents In American History’ – Rolling Stone | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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He provided life saving health insurance to the masses, and took to the country out of an economic tail spin. 


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15 Questions White Folks Never Have to Ask Themselves

15 Questions White Folks Never Have to Ask Themselves | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Check out this list of questions that people of color have to ask themselves on a constant basis. And let's all work together toward creating a society where none of us need to ask these questions again.
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An Introduction to Settler Colonialism at UBC

An Introduction to Settler Colonialism at UBC | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


This three-part series on settler colonialism is co-authored between two people: one who identifies as a michif (Métis) man from Saskatoon, the other who identifies as a racialized, non-Indigenous female settler. As co-authors, we are speaking from our own perspectives as an Indigenous person (Justin) and as a settler (Kay).


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Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues [VIDEO]

Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials


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STOP Police Terror, Mass Incarceration, Repression, and the Criminalization of Generations!


The Revolution Club Bay Area, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and "Uncle Bobby" call on YOU to be part of a national month of resistance against police terror, mass incarceration, repression, and the criminalization of generations.


Learn more at 

stopmassincarceration.net 


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Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day

Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day
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Microagressions Defined

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In this segment, Dr. Dan Battey explains what microaggressions are in the context of K-12 learning and how they affect students.


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Use of rescue towers increasing to save (im)migrants lost in desert

Use of rescue towers increasing to save (im)migrants lost in desert | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Tucson, Arizona, Oct 23 (EFEUSA).- The so-called rescue towers placed by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Arizona border may often mean the difference between life and death for migrants lost or abandoned in the desert without water or food.


"When people are in danger, whether it be from dehydration or they need medical help, they can see these towers and press the button that starts a rescue (operation)," the head of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, Manuel Padilla, told Efe on Thursday.

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Border Patrol agents said that meticulous studies and tests were done prior to setting up the towers, like for example determining how long two gallons of water would sustain an immigrant crossing the border, and with that information the sites for the towers were selected.

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"What we did recently was to modify these towers, placing a blue light on top of the tower and that light can be seen from 10 miles away," said Padilla.

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The BORSTAR rescue team made 459 migrant rescues up through August of this year, many of them after one of the towers was activated.


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style guide: racial language

style guide: racial language | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


General rules I currently try to follow (click on links for further discussion):


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This article sheds light on why many are nervous to talk about race. 


They are scared they may say something offensive. 


Learning from this post can provide a lot of help to not be offensive. 


Avoiding the topic of race, culture and ethnicity does not help move the country toward racial justice, dignity and respect. 


Avoiding the topic of oppression keeps the oppression firmly in place. 


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, October 25, 1:08 PM

On yesterday i listened to a recording of a news report with a person running to be elected as Senator of North Carolina . his name is Richard Scott . He was addressing a certain group of people as Airfro Americans and these people and I asked what an Airfro American was an the post was removed of my facebook page when i look to see if there was an answer and or reply. Can any please tell me what an Airfro Americsn is as this person states in the interview he is teaching at Community College want mention the name as no disrespect intended but if he is asking for my vote , i need to know the facts as education is a true issue of mine and if this is an example of whats being taught in NC Community College no wonder the  North Carolina  public schools are in such a low status i wonder who the Airfro Ameriicans are in on their enrollment roll call? Oh i forgot they dont let these people enroll.

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Supervisors move to acquire lots for Andy Lopez park

Supervisors move to acquire lots for Andy Lopez park | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, approved a deal to acquire two empty lots at Moorland and West Robles Avenue, shown here in a November 2013 file photo, where Andy Lopez was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy. (JOHN BURGESS/Press Democrat)


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Teen carries injured competitor in race - CNN Video

A North Dakota teen carried a fellow competitor after she was injured during a race. CNN affiliate WDAY reports.
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LEILA KHALED, Hijacker: Watch the entire documentary film chronicling Palestinian revolutionary's life

LEILA KHALED, Hijacker: Watch the entire documentary film chronicling Palestinian revolutionary's life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
24 year-old Leila Khaled brought the cause of the Palestinian refugees to the attention of the entire world when she hijacked a flight and rediverted it to fly over Israel.


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Thoughts on Black America, as a Country

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If Black America were a country in itself, it would almost certainly look nothing like this. The effort of distilling the statistical plights of the loose entity known as American Blackness into a sweet and potent aperitif of easily digestible infographics is a worthwhile endeavor, especially as a way to show just how disparate our reality is from the rest of America. However, the effectiveness falls flat in the gimmick: in presenting these isolated statistics as the measurements of a hypothetical country (let’s call it Blacktopia).


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Inequality Is

Inequality Is | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Inequality is looking on the surface


and believing all is revealed.


That the person standing before you


is an Other,


someone not real.


 

Inequality is looking


at someone’s skin color


at someone’s clothes


at someone’s body type


and making believe that we know all


about them.


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Events planned for first anniversary of Andy Lopez killing - Oct 22, 2013 - Santa Rosa, CA

Events planned for first anniversary of Andy Lopez killing - Oct 22, 2013 - Santa Rosa, CA | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — Sonoma County residents are preparing several events to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a county sheriff's deputy on Oct. 22, 2013.

Community members plan to attend a 6 p.m. meeting Monday in Santa Rosa of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force, which was established by the county Board of Supervisors following the shooting of Andy by Deputy Erick Gelhaus, who believed the airsoft rifle the teen was carrying was an AK-47 rifle.


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Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October [VIDEO]

Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the
aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality
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New Plan Will Let Child Migrants Apply for Refugee Status from Central America - COLORLINES

New Plan Will Let Child Migrants Apply for Refugee Status from Central America - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
It’s a response to a child migrant crisis which overwhelmed authorities this summer.
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"Meet Us at Our Table:" The Problems with the White Savior Complex

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"It’s hard to sit at a table where racist, xenophobic, and patriarchal assumptions aren’t checked."


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Reappropriate: The Podcast - Ep. 8 | Twitter Activism as a Decolonial Project

Reappropriate: The Podcast - Ep. 8 | Twitter Activism as a Decolonial Project | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The newest episode of Reappropriate: The Podcast is now available, and it’s one of my favourite episodes yet! In this episode, guest Cayden Mak (@cayden18millionrising.org) is back for another discussion on digital activism. In this episode, we specifically tackle the power and peril of Twitter as a tool for social change, and we discuss whether or not the use of Twitter could or should be considered radical and decolonial.


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