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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About White Privilege Today | Psychology Today

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About White Privilege Today | Psychology Today | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Enhance understanding and connection across differences By Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D....
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Full Show: Between Two Worlds -- Life on the Border | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: Between Two Worlds -- Life on the Border | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, whose life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Devil’s Highway, and his latest, Queen of America — each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations.

 

Earlier this year, a number of books were removed from Tucson, Arizona classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated a Mexican-American studies program on the accusation it was “divisive.” The program included references to Urrea’s work. Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border."

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FREE Resources Promoting Tolerance and Respect – Characters Unite

FREE Resources Promoting Tolerance and Respect – Characters Unite | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"I LOVE this! USA Network created an award-winning public service program called Characters Unite, created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society."

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Train Up A Child…

Train Up A Child… | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“If you have the same skin, you can play together but if you don’t have the same skin, you can’t play together.”

 

~”Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture” with Anderson Cooper

 

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Social Justice Crowdsourcing

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My suggestions to follow for consistent information on Human Rights and Social Justice.

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Leila Janah's Speech at Big Omaha 2011

"Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, an award-winning social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork - small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income. Janah is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship and technology, and her work has been profiled by CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC The New York Times and The New Scientist. She serves on the board of TechSoup Global."

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White Identity Politics

White Identity Politics | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"White supremacy still exists in deed if not in word, and the fact is that we’re not doing much as a society to fix it."

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Police: Phony officer could be killing Mississippi drivers - CNN.com

Police: Phony officer could be killing Mississippi drivers - CNN.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Someone who may be posing as a police officer is pulling cars over on Mississippi highways and then shooting drivers dead, authorities said.
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DEAR WHITE FOLKS:You Don't Know How Easy You Have It

DEAR WHITE FOLKS:You Don't Know How Easy You Have It | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

It is time to stop denying racism and defending White privilege, distracting and deflecting with “what ifs” and excuses. It is time to demand justice for the Trayvons and the Rekias, not because it could have been one of our sons and daughters--it couldn't--but because it is simply the right thing to do.


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Dear Trayvon

""Dear Trayvon" is a poem in memory of Trayvon Benjamin Martin. I wrote it for him and his family when the story first broke in the media— before Zimmerman was charged. I was terminally distraught for this young man, who is no longer with us, and for his parents and brother. After hearing Trayvon scream for his life in the 911 calls, I couldn't watch a news story or read an article about Trayvon without getting up and pacing the floor immediately after. I would tremble and I knew that meant something creative was trying to claw its way out of me. I couldn't sleep for three days. So I wrote a letter to Trayvon expressing my frustration and sympathy for what happened to him. I didn't sleep until the poem was complete."

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The Radical History of Mother’s Day

The Radical History of Mother’s Day | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Mother’s Day began in America in 1870 when Julia Ward Howe wrote the Mother’s Day Proclamation. Written in response to the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, her proclamation called on women to use their position as mothers to influence society in fighting for an end to all wars. She called for women to stand up against the unjust violence of war through their roles as wife and mother, to protest the futility of their sons killing other mothers’ sons."

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SPLC Sues Mississippi Authorities, Hospital for Improperly Taking Immigrant's Newborn | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Sues Mississippi Authorities, Hospital for Improperly Taking Immigrant's Newborn | Southern Poverty Law Center | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

 

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Fallacy - Wikipedia

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When listening to political arguements it's good to understand the different types of logical fallacies that are often used. 

 

In logic and rhetoric, a fallacy is usually an improper argumentation in reasoning often resulting in a misconception or presumption. Literally, a fallacy is "an error in reasoning that renders an argument logically invalid".

 

By accident or design, fallacies may exploit emotional triggers in the listener or participant (appeal to emotion), or take advantage of social relationships between people (e.g. argument from authority). Fallacious arguments are often structured using rhetorical patterns that obscure any logical argument.

 

1 Material fallacies


1.1 Fallacy of accident or sweeping generalization
1.2 Converse fallacy of accident or hasty generalization
1.3 Irrelevant conclusion
1.4 Affirming the consequent/Denying the antecedent
1.5 Begging the question
1.6 Fallacy of false cause
1.7 Fallacy of many questions
1.8 Straw man


2 Verbal fallacies


2.1 Magisterial fallacy (Engineer's Resolve)
2.2 Equivocation
2.3 Connotation fallacies
2.4 Apophasis and argument by innuendo
2.5 Amphiboly
2.6 Fallacy of composition
2.7 Division
2.8 Proof by verbosity
2.9 Accent
2.10 Figure of Speech
2.11 Fallacy of misplaced concreteness


3 Deductive fallacy


3.1 Formalisms and frameworks used to understand fallacies

 

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School District Takes Issue With Urrea Interview; Urrea Responds | BillMoyers

School District Takes Issue With Urrea Interview; Urrea Responds | BillMoyers | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Read Tucson Unified School District's objection to assertions made during the interview, and Urrea's response.

 

The real point is that ethnic studies is not anti-American but is in fact a gateway to American culture for disenfranchised populations who don’t always know how to access that culture."

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Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility

Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"I want to make a difference in this world. Therefore:

 

I strive to improve race relations.

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I recognize the people who have made it possible for me to affirm my multiracial identity.

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I must fight all forms of oppression as the oppression of one is the oppression of all.

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(CLICK TITLE for whole oath)

 

Copyright 2004, Maria P. P. Root"

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Pointing the finger at racism! But then what?

"A commentator recently asked us here at MT whether pointing the finger at racism will ever make it disappear. It’s a fair question and deserves a good answer. "

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Regarding Blackness is the Fulcrum

Regarding Blackness is the Fulcrum | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Blackness is the Fulcrum continues to be, by far, the most read post on Race Files. Many of the conversations I’ve had about it begin with the assumption that Asian Americans are less likely or even unlikely to step up on issues of racial justice."

 

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"...I found myself working on what many perceive to be “Black” issues – countering vigilante white supremacist groups, fighting the drug war and advocating for criminal justice reform, even teaching at a school for activists in Appalachia and the Deep South."

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Social Service, Social Justice & Poverty Reduction by Crowdsourcing

"A video about Samasource a social enterprise that gives work to impoverished people around the world, founded in 2008 by Leila Chirayath Janah to bring dignified, computer-based work opportunities to people living in poverty around the world. The organization's mission is based on the belief that poverty can be alleviated by tapping into the brainpower of the poor and empowering them as producers of goods and services in the global economy. Samasource secures contracts from enterprise customers to provide data entry, digitization, content moderation, and other outsourcing services. The work is divided into smaller tasks called "microwork" which are completed by Samasource's distributed workforce. This workforce comes from Service Partners in 6 different countries including Haiti, India, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda.

 

Samasource is a registered 501(c) non-profit headquartered in San Francisco, California.

 

http://www.samasource.org/ "

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Why Obama Totally Just Got Every 'Modern Family' Fan To Vote For Him In November

Why Obama Totally Just Got Every 'Modern Family' Fan To Vote For Him In November | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Cameron and Mitchell, anyone?...
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Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality

Robert Reich discusses the misconceptions between Public & Private Morality.
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SB1070 Civil Disobedience Leads to Arrests in Phoenix Photo Gallery

SB1070 Civil Disobedience Leads to Arrests in Phoenix Photo Gallery | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"BARRIOZONA The legal battle over SB 1070 has reached the highest court of the U.S. Supreme Court justices will decide who really holds preemtion over immigration laws. Activists in Phoenix, the heart of the struggle demonstrated againts this law."

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Oksana Makar dead: Ukranian teen who posted video describing gang-rape dies from injuries

Oksana Makar dead: Ukranian teen who posted video describing gang-rape dies from injuries | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Oksana Makar bravely told from her hospital bed in Donetsk how she was raped, strangled and burned by three men in a savage attack which stripped off 55 per cent of her skin.

Via Alexandra Herazo Ferrer
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White (social label, social construct) - defined

"White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples classified as “non-White” by continents, nations, and peoples who, by virtue of their white (light) skin pigmentation and/or ancestral origin from Europe, classify themselves as “White.” Although history illuminates the fabrication, changeability, and contingencies of Whiteness (e.g. the case of Irish and Italians once being denied entry into the White “race”), it is important to note that this global power system is structured and maintained not for the purpose of legitimizing racial categories as much as it is for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege. Thus, it has been Whites who have constructed racial categories based on the economic, political, and social aspirations of Whites, for the benefits of Whites (L. Ross, 1995). In this way, Whites define who is White; a definition that has changed and will likely continue to change based upon the particular economic, political, and social conditions of the moment (e.g. the case of Egyptians now being classified as White when they were once classified as Arab, and previously as Black). It is clear then that White supremacy is based less on racial Whiteness (as evidenced by skin color) than it is on ideological Whiteness—the exclusive value assigned that involves “a series of immunities, privileges, rights, and assumptions…” This [value is] not inherent, natural, or biologically determined. Rather [it reflects] artificial beliefs created by social, economic, and political conditions” (L. Ross, 1995)."

 

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Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in controversial warning shot case - CNN.com

Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in controversial warning shot case - CNN.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"A judge sentenced a Florida woman to 20 years in prison Friday for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband."

 

And Mehserle was sentenced for 2 years for KILLING. 

http://alttransport.com/2010/11/mehserle-sentencing-announced-two-years-minus-time-served/

 

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Quote: “It is not our differences that divide us…”

Quote: “It is not our differences that divide us…” | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde

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