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Healthcare System Overview - YouTube

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=LMHxxvbzFqc The different roles in the healthcare system
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Typecast (Lorde "Royals" Parody) - YouTube

Typecast (Lorde "Royals" Parody) Written and performed by Tess Paras (feat. Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton) Directed by Rebekka Johnson Music produced by Ja...
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Race-Weapons IAT

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In the book Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test. Project Implicit is graciously hosting electronic versions ofBlindspot’s IATs. These should work properly on any desktop computer and on several touch-screen devices including iPads, Android tablets, Nook tablets, and the Kindle Fire. 

These tests are not currently supported on Regular Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, standard Nooks, and smartphones. Please use a computer or one of the supported tablets. 

For best results with keyboards: Use left hand for “e” key and right hand for “i” key. For touch-screens: Lay the device on a flat surface, use landscape orientation, using left hand for the left tap area and right hand for the right tap area. 

If you encounter technical difficulties, please send a brief description toblindspot@projectimplicit.net and we will do our best to respond.

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The Vicious Cycle of Education - YouTube

The vicious cycle - from low access to education, to illiteracy, to poverty, and low socio-economic status (and back again) - turns virtuous as described in ...
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18MillionRising.org | Why I Support Affirmative Action: One Asian American Perspective

18MillionRising.org | Why I Support Affirmative Action: One Asian American Perspective | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
SCA5 raised the ire of some Asian American organizations who felt it would hurt Asian American applicants by decreasing the available spots on college campuses. Some, such as the 80-20 National Asian American Political Action Committee, have gone so far as to say that “SCA5 is a ‘Yellow Peril Act’, a 21st century version of the ‘Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882’, aimed specifically to impose a quota-like ceiling on the AsAm students. . . .”3 This sort of rhetoric might be effective in rousing up supporters, but it both misrepresents the intended purpose of SCA5, which is to work towards greater access for underrepresented groups in higher education, and minimizes the ugliness and racism of some aspects of U.S. public policy.
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James Powell's curator insight, May 18, 2014 5:57 PM

Possible Solutions to Wealth Inequality in America

This article is relevant to my topic because it gives a possibility for addressing wealth inequality in America.  Affirmative action could be a means to fix wealth inequality in America by giving poorer populations a chance at better education.  People are really mixed on how affirmative action could help or hurt education in America.  Some people think it would really help, while others think that it will take opportunities away from people who deserve them more.  I am not sure where I stand on affirmative action.  I can understand both sides of the debate, but this might be a possible solution to wealth inequality.

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Here Are The Most Popular Destinations For Immigrants Coming To America

Here Are The Most Popular Destinations For Immigrants Coming To America | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
This map shows which cities are getting the most international migration.
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Race Forward: Moving the Race Conversation Forward

Race Forward: Moving the Race Conversation Forward | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report that aims to reshape the way we talk about race and racism in our country.
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Women's rights country by country - interactive

Women's rights country by country - interactive | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data we offer a snapshot of women's rights across the globe
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Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video) - YouTube

From the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Check out http://24hoursofhappy.com to experience the world's first 24 hour music video! Directed by We Are From L.A. Pu...
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Graphic: How Class Works - New York Times

The social construction of class:  occupation, education, income & wealth.  

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Find Your Inner Mandela: A Tribute and Call to Action

Find Your Inner Mandela: A Tribute and Call to Action | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
He didn’t cling to power. He empowered.
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Crash - 3. "Car Jacking" - YouTube

CRASH (2004) TO BUY OR DOWNLOAD: http://www.lionsgateshop.com/search_results.asp?Search=CRASH Anthony (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and his friend Peter (Larenz...
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The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood

The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
The freewheeling opportunity associated with 20th-century California was not available to black residents, and that exclusion reverberates in our neighborhoods and communities today.
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Issues • Racial Equity Tools

Issues • Racial Equity Tools | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
RET supports people and groups who are working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice. The site includes ideas, strategies and tips, as well as a clearinghouse of resources and links from many sources.
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Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can’t Be ‘Obsessed With Race’ in Amerca - COLORLINES

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can’t Be ‘Obsessed With Race’ in Amerca - COLORLINES | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
“Saying that I’m obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying that I’m obsessed with swimming while I’m drowning,” the comedian says.
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Teaching "America the Beautiful" and Coca-Cola's commercial

Teaching "America the Beautiful" and Coca-Cola's commercial | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
Start your U.S. History class with students analyzing "America the Beautiful" and Coca-Cola's recent commercial.
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The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores

The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
A compelling look at the high schools in America that are killing it in the standardized testing arena.
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Malini Sharma's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:02 PM

I was surprised that this article said that SAT and ACT scores were a valid measure of brainpower and cognitive ability. I was surprised just because I have always been told, by colleges and others, as well as seen in other articles, that the SAT and ACT is not a measure of someone's ability to succeed in and educational environment, which is how most people interpret "brainpower" and "cognitive ability." I looked at all the school with the top SAT scores and found that out of the 25 high schools with the highest standardized test scores, 16 were private schools, 8 were public, and 1 was a charter school. I feel like this only supports the fact that people who score high on the SAT are usually rich. Even 6 of the 8 public schools were in predominantly white-suburban areas where the average income was 40,000 or higher. In terms of affirmative action, this data shows how the SAT is not a good measure of brainpower of cognitive ability, but rather how much money one has to hire tutors to teach them how to take the test. Although there are a few exceptions as there is to any generalization, I feel like this points to how our definition of "merit" is not independent of socio-economic class, and because race hugely correlates with socioe-economic class, it is not independent of race either. For me, this shows how our educational system is built on protecting the elite.

James Powell's curator insight, June 12, 2014 12:06 PM

Highest test scores

This data shows the highest SAT test scores in the nation.  It is not surprising that most of the schools with the highest test scores are private school.  This data shows that people in better private school educations are more likely to succeed on the SAT and ACT.  Therefore this shows how unbalanced the system is because the test is suppose to be considered fair for all.

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Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? | Video on TED.com

It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy.
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A poverty, not education, crisis in U.S.: Column

A poverty, not education, crisis in U.S.: Column | Critical Service Learning | Scoop.it
New studies show that the number of poor children is rising and the impact it has on learning.
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