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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

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

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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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PolicyMic Sex, Gender, Race & Social Justice Writers Happy Hour!

PolicyMic Sex, Gender, Race & Social Justice Writers Happy Hour! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Are your favorite topics on PolicyMic sex, gender, sexuality, activism, race, social justice, and identity politics? Drop by our office to meet other writers who agree!
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Ellen Scolds The Boy Scouts For Not Behaving Like Boy Scouts

Ellen Scolds The Boy Scouts For Not Behaving Like Boy Scouts | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The Boy Scouts were raised better than this. They should know better.
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SHOCKING: The Truth About Who's Running The NRA

SHOCKING: The Truth About Who's Running The NRA | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A hint? It's not Wayne LaPierre or its members. WATCH:
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The CEO Of The NRA Attacks Himself In The Most Reasonable Super Bowl Ad Of 2013

The CEO Of The NRA Attacks Himself In The Most Reasonable Super Bowl Ad Of 2013 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, recently denounced universal background checks. Maybe he should talk to their old, more reasonable CEO, Wayne LaPierre, circa 1999, before he does something hasty. The folks at Demand a Plan ran an ad at the Super Bowl to make sure he listens to himself."

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Police Brutality: Cop Breaks 84 Yr old's Neck For Touching Him!

"An elderly man is in critical condition after being thrown to the ground by a police officer. 
It happened Saturday night near North Orange Avenue after police say Daniel Daley put his hands on the cop."

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Autopsy in Border Patrol shooting suggests Child was shot as many as 11 times

Autopsy in Border Patrol shooting suggests Child was shot as many as 11 times | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"The autopsy report of a 16-year-old Sonoran youth who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last October suggests that he was shot as many as 11 times and most of the shots struck him in the back."

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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"

Community Village Sites's insight:

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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Democracy Now! about Killing of Boy by U.S. Border Patrol

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He was a boy, 40 ft away from the U.S. Mexico fence and was shot in the back multiple times. Video starts at 9:24

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Foamy The Squirrel Tosses Logic At Those Opposed To Gay Marriage

Foamy The Squirrel Tosses Logic At Those Opposed To Gay Marriage | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We think Foamy has a great point with most of this clip. The hot lesbian part, though? Your mileage may vary.
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Rosa Parks

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"Rosa Parks (1913-2005), an American department-store seamstress, set off the civil rights movement that overthrew Jim Crow (American apartheid) when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955. By the 1990s she was a sainted figure of American history, the kind that schoolchildren have to do reports on."

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Angela Davis

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“Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo; obediant to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.”
- Angela Davis

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Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence…But How? - COLORLINES

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence…But How? - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As the city becomes the face of urban gun violence, those working directly with the youth being killed struggle for satisfying answers.
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