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racial profiling | Abagond

racial profiling | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"To Michelle Alexander and Angela Davis racial profiling makes possible the new peculiar institution: the mass incarceration of black men."

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Here's The Chart That Most Politicians Wish They Could Unsee

Here's The Chart That Most Politicians Wish They Could Unsee | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Apparently, white isn't just for before Labor Day.
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Daniel Tichenor on "The Politics & History of Immigration in America" at Princeton (2-21-13)

Daniel Tichenor (The University of Oregon & Rutgers University) on "The Politics and History of Unauthorized Immigration in America: A Reappraisal."

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Check the YouTube "About" for MUCH more information

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Book Review)

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Book Review) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"There are many books that delve into the America’s immigrant past, but I have seen few  that can express that history with so much detail and depth that is found in Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae M. Ngai. In just seven chapters, Ngai is able to provide an extremely detailed look at the policies and legislation that shaped America’s response toward immigrants and shows how one law can affect millions of people for years to come."


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Excellent book review by Mr. Charles Franklin

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Immigration Reform -- Survey Results

Immigration Reform -- Survey Results | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

130 responses to the survey about immigration reform were received.


113 of the respondents were US citizens and 17 were non-US citizens.59 respondents provided comments some of which are shown below.The survey was taken between February 12, 2013 and February 18, 2013.
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Do you agree with the majority? I agree with all these majorities except the majority on the last question. 

I would add another question that says "Would you vote for or against a law that would increase the number of visas for migrants who have skills in agriculture, construction and hospitality."

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CNN Pundit Politely Tells Anti-Gay Interview Guest That He Is An Idiot

CNN Pundit Politely Tells Anti-Gay Interview Guest That He Is An Idiot | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The most tired and hack arguments against letting gays into the Boy Scouts get crushed on CNN.
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Mississippi Finally Bans Slavery - Officially

Mississippi Finally Bans Slavery - Officially | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Wow, Mississippi, welcome to the 2013! A middle-aged recent immigrant from India recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to Mississippi finally ratifying the Constitutional ...
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ERPA: End Racial Profiling Act

ERPA: End Racial Profiling Act | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The End Racial Profiling Act (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011), or ERPA for short, would outlaw racial profiling - where the police stop you because of your race. It is a common experience for black  ...
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Simple interventions bridge the achievement gap between Latino and white students, Stanford researcher finds

Simple interventions bridge the achievement gap between Latino and white students, Stanford researcher finds | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"...a simple intervention made with middle school Latino American students reduced the achievement gap significantly. What's more, the positive effect persisted over time.

The matter comes down to overcoming the negative effects of "stereotype threat," a phenomenon that researchers have identified and documented over the last two decades. What they have found – in numerous studies – is that the stress and uncertain sense of belonging that can stem from being a member of a negatively stereotyped group undermines academic performance of minority students as compared with white students."
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"A second study looked at whether affirmation interventions could lessen the persistent threat to Latino Americans' identity caused by the overt or subtle presence of racial and ethnic stereotypes and prejudices."
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"Latino students who had participated in the affirmation exercises were less likely to see daily stress and adversity as threatening to their identity and sense of belonging in school."
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"...tasks provide reassurance about who they are..."
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As to why the interventions affected minorities but not white students, Cohen said, "Latino Americans are under a more consistent and chronic sense of psychological threat in the educational setting than their white counterparts on average. They constantly face negative stereotypes about their ability to succeed, so they are the ones to benefit the most from affirmations that help them to maintain a positive self-image."
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"reframe adversity and challenges as temporary phenomena rather than looming signs that they somehow don't belong"
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"underperformance is frequently not a function of individual inadequacy, but rather systemic failure"
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"A threatening environment can make smart kids less likely to show what they know"

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I'll bet y'all kind of knew this in your heart, even before the study. 
Elephant in the room, why did they non mention African American students?  

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Smiley & West - Ron Paul, former presidential candidate

Smiley & West - Ron Paul, former presidential candidate | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul talks about drones, Libertarianism, and his new radio program.


Listen on PRI
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TEDxVancouver - Shahrzad Rafati - You are what you watch

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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Immigration reform: how Republicans may gain more than Democrats, after all - Christian Science Monitor

Immigration reform: how Republicans may gain more than Democrats, after all - Christian Science Monitor | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Immigration reform: how Republicans may gain more than Democrats, after all Christian Science Monitor One of the arguments put forward by conservatives opposed to immigration reform is that it would do little to help the GOP win much...
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Obama pushes preschool plan, won't discuss cost

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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Raising hopes among parents who want preschool for all, President Barack Obama on Thursday rolled out a plan to vastly expand government-funded early childhood while keeping the price tag a secret.
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Smiley & West - Minimum Wage | Paul Rieckhoff

Smiley & West - Minimum Wage | Paul Rieckhoff | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, previews his group's annual "Storm the Hill" campaign. 

Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the new minimum wage push, President Obama's memo on child soldiers, and one Democrat's decision to leave the party.

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If You Don't Speak Up, They Will Speak For You...

If You Don't Speak Up, They Will Speak For You... | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. Watch the videos and speak up before they speak for you...
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If you don't speak up, They will speak up for you

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Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Here's what most astronauts will never tell you.
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The Coming Jobs War

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In a provocative book for government and business leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how the coming jobs war will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs.

 

"Cities are crumbling for lack of good jobs. Nations are in revolt because their people can't get good jobs. The cities and countries that act first -- that focus everything they have on creating good jobs -- are the ones that will win."

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This book looks really interesting, and it has good reviews. 

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Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever And Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators

Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever And Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Take notes, fellas. This is how it's done.
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The Eye Tattoo That Might Save Your Life

The Eye Tattoo That Might Save Your Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In terms of safety, I usually don't think of being tired as being deadly.
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Video: Crossing the line at the border | Need to Know | PBS

Video: Crossing the line at the border | Need to Know | PBS | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In partnership with the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Watch a preview.
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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

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“An intellectual odyssey of the first order—a true tour de force.” (William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation )


“Conveys an understanding of why race remains such a powerful factor even in a society where racial discrimination is seen as abhorrent.” (Adam Serwer - American Prospect )

“Startles, beguiles, and challenges as it exposes the myriad ways that threats to our identities exert a powerful stranglehold on our individual and collective psyche.” (Lani Guinier, Harvard University )

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Harper High School, Part One | This American Life

Harper High School, Part One | This American Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29.
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California Eases Its Tone as Latinos Make Gains

California Eases Its Tone as Latinos Make Gains | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As Congress begins debating an overhaul of immigration, many sense that the country is beginning the same evolution California experienced over the last two decades.
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Carlos Batara's comment, February 17, 2013 7:57 PM
This is a far cry from the days of Pete Wilson. It means, I hope, the political tide has turned and the end of the Immigration Dark Ages is nearing. First, California. Then we spread the good news to the rest of the country.
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Temple U. to launch social justice center with $1.5M gift - Philadelphia Business Journal

Temple U. to launch social justice center with $1.5M gift - Philadelphia Business Journal | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Temple U. to launch social justice center with $1.5M gift Philadelphia Business Journal The Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice will partner with nonprofits and city agencies to identify and address social justice needs in the city...
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CoDev World Community Film Festival - Vancouver, BC

CoDev World Community Film Festival - Vancouver, BC | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
RT @kylaepstein: Check out great social justice docs at #codevff this w/end http://t.co/oTODfSNC
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