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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

Family asking that Border Patrol shooter be identified | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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

'Selma': First Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr Documentary | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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

Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race and Colonialism in American History and Identity | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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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Am I Not My Brother's Keeper?

Am I Not My Brother's Keeper? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Siblings are family, right? Not under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the major law that protects employees who take time off work to care for sick relatives.
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The White mom of a Black daughter implores White parents to be mindful

The White mom of a Black daughter implores White parents to be mindful | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"If you don’t work on conditioning your kid’s brains, the world will simply continue to perpetuate the mindset of racist white conditioning, which creates the type of societal structures that allows police officers to kill young black men with impunity"


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HT Steven Riley @mixed_race 


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Ebola

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Ebola (1976- ) is a disease that has killed nearly 5,000 so far in 2014 in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It broke out in December 2013 right near where the three countries meet. It is by far the worst Ebola outbreak ever. There is no cure. It kills 70% to 90% of those who get sick.


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Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana
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WTG Oregon & DC!

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Quick Race Bites

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On Ferguson and the killing of people of color by white police officers:
 

I am surprised, with all that’s been talked about with this issue for decades, at the language we use to discuss this. I would offer one simple adjustment to our thinking, which would potentially get us to finally address the issue at its source. We have a way of talking about this as in the passive tense rather than the active tense. I heard students at one of my recent visits to a college talk about how “I am in danger because of the color of my skin.” This is not true, you are in danger because of the mindset of the culture and mentality and actions of other people. The burden is not on you. It is on them. You are not being killed (passive tense), people are killing you (active tense). You can’t stop the passive tense, you can only stop the active tense. Stop the killing—then people will stop being killed.


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My take differs from Ayo's take 


On “black•ish” (the TV Show): 

I had reservations about this show and I was not overly impressed with the first episode. The writers did an okay job, good enough to give them more air time though.  I didn't feel the problem was a twisting of identities. The show is about mixed identity and that's what makes it interesting. 


On movies about painful parts of Back History: 

I totally feel Ayo on her point here. I can relate because I can't stand watching videos of people  getting hurt. I also don't like horror movies. And because I'm aware of people's sensitive feelings and that painful news can trigger remembering other painful events, I try to limit painful news and painful history on my personal Facebook page. However, because it's important to know the truth of current events and history I do post about painful news and history on some of my social media. I segment what I post. I put oppressive stuff on my Oppression Monitor social sites and more positive or neutral posts on my Community Village social sites.    


On “Dear White People” and Movies like it: 

I thought I was not going to love this movie based on some of the previews I saw. However, the acting, directing, cinematography, lighting, hair, wardrobe and story as a whole were all excellent! And it's a good movie to open discussions on fraternity segregation compared to housing segregation. Fraternities like to be grouped by common interests, whereas segregated housing off campus is highly problematic. This movie could also prompt great blog posts about interracial dating, interracial marriage, identity framing, society response to interracial dating / marriage and family response to interracial dating / marriage.   


On “How to Get Away with Murder” and the “make-up and wig moment”: 

I completely agree with Ayo. This scene was genius. 


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[VIDEO] What's It Like to Be an Obama Impersonator?

[VIDEO] What's It Like to Be an Obama Impersonator? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."
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Fascinating to see people that look so much like these politicians :D 


Respect for actors, accents, and politicians too :D 


The jokes that he has to do though! Interesting blurry line he is walking between comedy and selling oppression. 


See both clips:
 

Atlantic VIDEO

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BronxObamaMovie.com 


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UCLA faculty approves diversity class requirement

UCLA faculty approves diversity class requirement | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts had failed.


Officials announced Friday that the faculty of the UCLA College of Letters and Science voted 332 to 303, with 24 blank ballots, to start the requirement for incoming freshmen in fall 2015 and new transfer students in 2017.



Two other faculty and administrative review panels still must approve the requirement before it can go into effect, but the recent college-wide vote was considered the most important step in a much-debated matter on the Westwood campus.


UCLA Chancellor Gene Block was a strong proponent of such diversity classes, saying they would help prepare students to live and work in a multi-cultural society. Most other UC campuses and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture already require such courses. The College of Letters and Science enrolls about 85% of UCLA’s undergraduates.


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Celebrate the Life of Mike Brown

Celebrate the Life of Mike Brown | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


No one really knows how many people are killed by police because the feds refuse to compile and reveal that information. If the Malcolm X Grassroots Movements is right, a black person is killed extra judicially every 28 hours. That a complete disregard for Black life.


Even in Latino communities lots of value is placed on whiteness over blackness. We need to talk about anti-blackness within Latino communities, so as part of a #DigitalAltar for Dia De Los Muertos we want to celebrate Black life and Mike Brown.


Will you share this on social media and celebrate Black Life today?


Celebrate the life of someone close to you today using #DigitalAltar.


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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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Welcome to Native American Heritage Month 2014

Welcome to Native American Heritage Month 2014 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


I will do a post on any Native American topic that three or more commenters want (counting myself). If there are more than ten such topics, then I will do the ten most wanted.


How many commenters, so far, want which topics (seeded with my own nominations):


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4 Days of Imagery - Project 562

4 Days of Imagery - Project 562 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“On January 19th I had a stroke. I was totally paralyzed on my left side. I was in the hospital for about three months. And then I was in rehab for thirty five days and when I came home I had to go to physical therapy. I just finished in August. I had to go to Billings for speech therapy to learn how to talk good again. My hands are only at 75%. They told me not to do any sewing, but I started sewing again anyway… But it was through prayer. Prayer is what brought me back to where I am now. And Crystal [pictured left]. She said, ‘Grandma, I’m going to move in with you, I’m going to take care of you.’ And I said, ‘Well, you’ll have to pray with me.’ And she said, ‘I will.’ And she really encouraged me. We’d walk a mile everyday. If it wasn’t for her and my strong belief, I think I would have given up a long time ago.”
-Jenni Parker, Northern Cheyenne

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Why Sci-Fi Keeps Using Stories of Colonizing The Whites

Why Sci-Fi Keeps Using Stories of Colonizing The Whites | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As much as the genre imagines the future, it also remixes the past—often by envisioning Western-style imperialism visited on the Western world.
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HT to @Charles Franklin @TheCharlesiWas for recommending this article. 

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Click here to support ChantDowntheWalls $15K in 15 Days by Xochi Flores

Click here to support ChantDowntheWalls $15K in 15 Days by Xochi Flores | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


We at NDLON believe the music is a transformative and powerful tool that brings healing while fighting for social justice.  It is a vehicle by which we raise our voices, express our humanity, and transform our communities.  

These musical events, or serenatas we call Chant Down the Walls, bring our community together in song to remind workers, parents, and youth inside the immigration prison that they are not forgotten and that we will continue to fight the current administration's deportation policies. These events also serve to hold lawmakers accountable to their promises to bring justice for immigrants.


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What Does It Mean to Call a School Too Academic? Microaggressions Aimed at Asian Parents - HapaMama

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What Does It Mean to Call a School Too Academic? Microaggressions Aimed at Asian Parents
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I know exactly what you're talking about. 


I know a set of parents who would not consider moving to Cupertino because the schools are 'too competitive'. I'm still not sure if that was racist code for they didn't want to live around too many Asians. 


This set of parents also pulled their child out of a Redwood City school because too many people spoke Spanish. 


*** steam whistling out of my ears ***


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Three Lucky Readers to Receive Free Copies of "Who We Be: The Colorization of America"

Three Lucky Readers to Receive Free Copies of "Who We Be: The Colorization of America" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Good Black News is getting into the holiday spirit early — by giving away three copies of acclaimed author Jeff Chang‘s latest book, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America.”


In this follow-up to the classic “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,” which garnered Chang an American Book Award, “Who We Be” remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress.


I am currently reading this impressive, comprehensive work (the section on African-American comic strip artistMorrie Turner alone is worth the read) and can’t wait to share more about it once I’m finished, but why wait for a GBN review and recommendation when you can get the book for free right away?


To enter, simply send your name and email address with the subject heading “Who We Be Giveaway” togoodblacknewsgiveaways@yahoo.com by Saturday, November 8.  We will choose three winners at random and announce their names on Monday.


Onward and Upward… and good luck!


-Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Founder/Editor-In-Chief

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China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The book China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa is about the current story of China reaching out to Africa - hopefully for mutual benefit. 


By way of contrast, the book 1421: The Year China Discovered America explains that although China started some early sailing expeditions around the world, there was an early withdrawal away from the expeditions. 


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Sounds like some interesting reading.


More (im)migration stories and hence more blending of cultures and mixing of heritage is in progress.

 

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Ex-Convicts Working in Crime Prevention

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Safe Streets in Baltimore is one of a half-dozen operations in inner cities throughout the country set up by Cure Violence, a nonprofit founded in 1995 by epidemiologist Gary Slutkin that applies the tenets of disease eradication to reducing shootings and homicides. The premise of Cure Violence is that violence clusters and spreads like an epidemic virus, and it can be stopped the same way an epidemic is stopped—by intervening at the source, reducing risk for those at highest risk, and changing community norms.


The genius of Cure Violence lies in its targeted, almost clinical approach to reducing shootings, assaults, and homicides. The group sees incidents of violence much the same as cases of HIV, tuberculosis, or even Ebola are viewed. Violence spreads when people are infected with it. It stops when those exposed to it stop infecting others.

Cure Violence aims its interventions at the worst places. In Baltimore, neighborhoods must fall within the top quartile of nonfatal shootings and firearms homicides to qualify to become a Safe Streets site. Even in those designated spots, public-health workers won't attempt to make inroads unless a service organization within that community steps up and agrees to host the Cure Violence program.

The model depends on community buy-in for its success, a factor that political scientists say is the most important component of any type of civic engagement. Cure Violence's methods are designed to turn violent neighborhoods inside out by recruiting their own residents—including, at times, convicted criminals—to make the initial turnaround efforts. The only automatic disqualification for employment with Cure Violence is a history of domestic violence or child abuse.


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We need all the ideas and assistance we can get. Their numbers show this idea works. 


We also need to stamp out racism everywhere racism is located. 


Racism is also like a virus that spreads through bigoted teaching, and it's racism that is the strongest oppressor of Black and Latino communities.


It's racism that bends investments away from Black and Latino communities removing access to quality education and jobs. 


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