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U.S. Mulls Over Putting Cameras On Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Mulls Over Putting Cameras On Border Patrol Agents | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is prepared to consider the proposal to place cameras on all Border Patrol agents with the aim of preventing or elucidating violent incidents, an activist with the Southern Border Communities Coalition said Tuesday.
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Technology and trade policy is pointing America toward a job apocalypse

Technology and trade policy is pointing America toward a job apocalypse | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"... public policy that should raise the most suspicion is trade policy, which fostered the offshoring of more than 2 million manufacturing jobs after Congress normalized trade relations with China in 2000. But an even more fundamental factor in the declining share of working Americans is the technological automation that has eliminated millions of jobs and is poised to eliminate millions more.


...47 percent of U.S. workers have a high probability of seeing their jobs automated over the next 20 years..."


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I would prefer the author didn't single out China. China continues to be blamed in the media because they have the worker capacity to do the jobs that are building the vast majority of consumer electronics and everything else.


On the one hand Americans love their low cost consumer electronics. On the other hand Americans complain about loosing jobs to China.


What ends up happening is that Americans start hating on all Asians (not knowing the difference between cultural groups), and next segregation, xenophobia, hate crimes, scapegoating, and maybe even immigration restrictions based on race again with the myopic thinking that Chinese people are taking all the jobs - at the low end in China and at the high end in the U.S. 


There is an underlying injustice from the U.S. here:


  1. U.S. government refuses to provide low cost higher education so that low income people (often Black and Brown) can get an education and in-turn get a decent job.
  2. Furthermore, U.S. companies refuse to hire Black and Brown workers to manufacture goods in the U.S. and hence move the vast majority of manufacturing jobs to other countries



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RACIAL EQUALITY OR RACIAL EQUITY? THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES

RACIAL EQUALITY OR RACIAL EQUITY? THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"If you opt for equal funding per school, racial gaps will remain, and you will not address existing racial inequities.  If you opt for equitable funding, the outcome is that students in School B above now have the opportunity to perform along the lines of students in School A, which they would not have had if you had distributed funding equally. "


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The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of California, Los Angeles' Civil Rights Project.


That means that in 2009, black and Latino students in New York "had the highest concentration in intensely-segregated public schools," in which white students made up less than 10 percent of enrollment and "the lowest exposure to white students," wrote John Kucsera, a UCLA researcher, and Gary Orfield, a UCLA professor and the project's director. "For several decades, the state has been more segregated for blacks than any Southern state, though the South has a much higher percent of African American students," the authors wrote. The report, "New York State’s Extreme School Segregation," looked at 60 years of data up to 2010, from various demographics and other research.


There's also a high level of "double segregation," Orfield said in an interview, as students are increasingly isolated not only by race, but also by income: the typical black or Latino student in New York state attends a school with twice as many low-income students as their white peers. That concentration of poverty brings schools disadvantages that mixed-income schools often lack: health issues, mobile populations, entrenched violence and teachers who come from the least selective training programs. "They don't train kids to work in a society that's diverse by race and class," he said. "There's a systematically unequal set of demands on those schools.""


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What are we going to do to fix it America?


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“Suspicion Nation” – Addressing the Critics; Re: The Gun

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"Lisa Bloom writes in her book,


"On a very dark, rainy night, Trayvon saw through Zimmerman’s body to a gun holstered behind him, concealed inside his pants?  Did Trayvon have X-ray vision?”


“What shocked me most of all was that the prosecution had failed raise this point at trial.  Not in the opening statement.  Not in the questioning of any of their witnesses.  Not in cross-examination of defense witnesses.”


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"Manhattan was sold for $24"

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"“Manhattan was sold for $24″ worth of “trinkets” or “glass beads” by Native Americans to the Dutch. It is something taught to most American schoolchildren by age eight. That was true in 1911, in 1949 and in 2009. The $24 is never adjusted for inflation."


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Click through to read the whole article by Abagond, based on “Teaching What Really Happened” (2010) by James Loewen, “The Island at the Center of the World” (2004) by Russell Shorto,newnetherlandinstitute.org (2013), Wikipedia (2014)


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Student Sues California University For $5 Million, Alleges Horrifying Racial Abuse

Student Sues California University For $5 Million, Alleges Horrifying Racial Abuse | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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When there can be this level of bullying at San Jose State University, a bastion of progressive thought, that should be a bellwether for everyone nationwide," Douglas told Reuters.


"I want there to be a conversation started by the filing of this claim... there are issues of racial intolerance, of bullying and of harassment running rampant in universities and colleges across this nation," he said.

University spokeswoman Patricia Harris declined to comment on the claim, which named as defendants the university, its president Mohammad Qayoumi, a school housing adviser and others.

Authorities said four white roommates taunted and harassed the student, who was 17 at the time, by displaying Nazi imagery and a Confederate flag in their dormitory and attempting to hang a U-shape bicycle lock around his neck.


The roommates, also students, referred to him as "three-fifths" or "fraction," the claim said, in an apparent slur relating to the fact African American slaves counted as only three fifths of a person under an 18th century agreement between U.S. states to determine state population sizes.


The roommates barricaded him in his room, and threatened him with a golf club when they tried to locate a missing pet goldfish, the claim said. The harassment lasted from at least September 23 to October 31, 2013, it said.

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Boy: Teacher told me to go back to Iraq

A high school student is accusing a teacher of racially charged remarks. KTNV reports.
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Me while reading Abagond

Me while reading Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it



Photo: Female Sclater's lemur eating II
From Tambako the Jaguar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/10184698854/in/photostream/



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Also visit Abagond's site


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'Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed'

'Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"I’m not going to lie; I’ve always thought that being a vegan was simply out of the question for me because it would be virtually impossible for me to go on in life without stuffing my face with delicious, meat-laden African dishes. However, after checking out some of the recipes in Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Rem..., it’s clear that it is totally possible to incorporate traditional African, Caribbean, and Southern flavors into Vegan cooking, and that one day I might actually have a shot at veganism!"


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Gym told me I had to wear more than this

A California woman says she was asked to cover up while working out at her gym because she was intimidating people.
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How is really harassing who here? 


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The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide


"For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans."


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Book recommended by Joanna Shoffner Scott and Paula Dressel of Race Matters Institute


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Video: Yasiin Bey Force Fed Under Standard Guantánamo Bay Procedure

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"Yasiin Bey—also known as Mos Def—is cur­rently work­ing with dir­ector Asif Kapa­dia and Human Rights organ­iz­a­tion Reprieve on a reveal­ing pro­ject that deb­uted this morn­ing. In the clip, Yassin par­ti­cip­ates in the stand­ard force-feeding pro­ced­ure con­duc­ted for detain­ees at Guantá­namo Bay. s Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantá­namo Bay con­tinue their protest. More than 40 of them are exper­i­en­cing this procedure."


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I had my stomach pumped out like this, minus the chains. It was painful.





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    The racism that still plagues America

    The racism that still plagues America | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
    Predatory lending. A two-tiered justice system. The list of discriminatory practices goes on, and on, and on ...
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    Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in the upcoming Pan perpetuates stereotypes, underrepresentation of Native Americans

    Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in the upcoming Pan perpetuates stereotypes, underrepresentation of Native Americans | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    "On March 12, Variety.com announced that actress Rooney Mara has been cast as Tiger Lily from the Peter Pan story in Joe Wright’s retelling called Panset by Warner Bros. to come out July 2015. 

                    The trouble is that Tiger Lily is explicitly stated in the novel and play as being a Native American. Rooney Mara is clearly white and pale-skinned. As far as sources such as FlavorwireImdb, and Entertainment Weekly can tell, there has been no change to Tiger Lily’s identity as Native American. 
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    Click through for whole article. 


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    Alleged teen cop killers likely turned gun on selves, police say

    Alleged teen cop killers likely turned gun on selves, police say | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
    Two Florida teens allegedly shot a police officer to death before apparently killing themselves, authorities say.
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    This CNN story leaves more questions than answers. 


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    Everyone and Their Mother, and Apple, Want Emojis to Be More Diverse

    Everyone and Their Mother, and Apple, Want Emojis to Be More Diverse | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
    Across mobile, and especially in iOS, people use emojis to express deep and complicated emotions. But the lack of diversity in the human-related emojis makes it hard to accurately represent life through these pictograms. For the most part (see above), they either depict white people/disembodied white hands, or the traditional...
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    Girl suspended for shaving head

    A third grade girl was suspended from school for shaving her head to support her friend battling cancer.
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    Any difference is picked on and criminalized. 


    Other news stories have been about natural African hair not being okay with the school.


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    Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds

    Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
    A partnership between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and San Francisco Unified School District examines the merits of four approaches to teaching English language learners.
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    My daughter has been in dual-immersion (Spanish / English) since kindergarten. She is now in 4th grade and reading English at an 8th grade level.  


    Most bachelors degrees require a second language. It is easier to learn the second language while young. It is an injustice and a frustration to children to delay until college the learning of a second language. 


    @getgln


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    "Suspicion Nation" – Addressing the Critics; Re: Maddy

    "Suspicion Nation" – Addressing the Critics; Re: Maddy | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    "... Maddy, I can understand you more now as a person, but I still don’t like that you changed your vote. There, I said it.  Does that mean that I hate you?  No.  Does it mean I have no respect for you as a person?  No. If I were to meet you, I would want to sit and hear about everything you experienced in Seminole County.  I think we might have something in common moving away from our hometown within our hometown, to find that people in other parts of this great nation are not welcoming to “outsiders.”


    I would tell you that our brains process what our guts tell us.  Example?  When you were mocked and demeaned, did you first feel it in your gut, or your brain?  It took your brain time to discern that the women were not laughing with you, but at you. If your gut hadn’t processed their motivation, your brain would not have discerned it.

    So, what is the problem that the anti-Trayvon Martin camp has with Maddy and Lisa Bloom’s interview of her?  They allege that Maddy told Reverend Sharpton on his Politics Nation program, that she had not been bullied.


    Thankfully, that interview is on Youtube.  Reverend Sharpton said that there are those who question what happened in the jury room.  Did people pressure people?  Were people bullying Maddy?  He asked her directly, “Were you bullied, Maddy?” Maddy hesitated.  She started her answer with “we.” She stopped again, and when she continued stated, “I can’t say I was bullied.”


    As she continues, she goes back and repeats what she has always contended; i.e., that the way the law was read to her, she could not say that Zimmerman was guilty.


    What I see in Maddy’s interview on Politics Nation, and her interview with Lisa Bloom, is that Maddy speaks of two distinct times.  She tells Lisa Bloom what happened BEFORE the jury deliberated and it was at that time when she was bullied.   By the time that the jury deliberated, two of the jurors had already re-defined Maddy in her person to believe that she was not educated and intelligent enough to understand anything presented to the jury at trial, neither the jury instructions, nor the law to in which to apply the facts.  By the time of jury deliberations, there was no further need to bully Maddy.  She was already intimidated..."


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    Lisa Bloom's book, Suspicion Nation, uncovers many serious issues in the U.S. justice system. 


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    Who Are America’s Immigrants, and How Are They Changing This Country?

    Who Are America’s Immigrants, and How Are They Changing This Country? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    "For generations, people have immigrated to the United States to provide better opportunities for themselves and their children. Immigrants are our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends. Recently, the Evelyn and Walter Hass Jr. Fund posted a test your knowledge quiz to gauge just how much the general public knew about  immigrant communities’ contributions of to the US economy and broader society. Here are some of the important facts:"


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    Living in the U.S. - Pros and Cons

    Living in the U.S. - Pros and Cons | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    If you have the luxury of moving to the U.S., or moving out of the U.S. - here are some of the pros and cons to help decide if the move is right for you.


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    Watch What Happens When A Lesbian Asks This Anti-Gay Church To Stone Her

    Watch What Happens When A Lesbian Asks This Anti-Gay Church To Stone Her | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    "When Jennifer Louise Lopez first saw the horrific anti-gay sign go up on The ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in her neighborhood in Harlem, she knew she had to take action."


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    Segregation in Education: Reading Between the Lines

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    "...schools are more segregated today than they were 40 years ago when Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act
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    Upward social mobility in the U.S. for people of color means having to vertically integrate into the white middle class, often by leaving behind our languages and cultures of origin, not to mention the neighborhoods we grew up in.
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    People of color live in a world in which holidays like Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day are “American” traditions, while Dia de los Muertos and Lunar New Year are immigrant traditions, despite that fact that those who originated these holidays are all descended of or are themselves immigrants."


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    RACIAL EQUITY CANNOT BE MEASURED WITHOUT DISAGGREGATING DATA

    RACIAL EQUITY CANNOT BE MEASURED WITHOUT DISAGGREGATING DATA | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


    "Breaking out the data this way provides an opportunity to explore the structural reasons for this gap, like employment and education opportunities or barriers and immigration history. "


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    In this chart Asian data is missing before 1987 or so. That's due to the U.S. Asian population not being large enough before then to be 'statistically significant'. The reason for the low Asian population is due to the Asian Exclusion Act of 1924 and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882


    Immigration policies are no longer based on race. They now prefer the highly educated, which explains the higher income. 


    If the U.S. would implement low cost public higher education it would level out this income gap over time. 


    The U.S. benefits from the educational infrastructure of other countries. The U.S. uses (im)migrant brains without making the investment in education for it's own citizens.


    Regarding the income of Black and Brown people, besides the lack of available low cost public higher education, check the oppression that is well documented in Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow


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