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Privilege of ‘Arrest Without Incident’

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When a white, female shooter is calmly taken into custody, it’s hard not to believe there is a racial double standard.
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Stakeholders decry marginalisation of Ekiti in resource allocation - The Guardian Nigeria

Stakeholders decry marginalisation of Ekiti in resource allocation The Guardian Nigeria Elder statesman, Deji Fasuan, urged the commission to always defend the rights of every Nigerian, saying that this right begins with the equitable distribution...
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Not All Goals Are Created Equal

Not All Goals Are Created Equal | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
I've just returned from the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory.  The remarkable and often mind-blowing research on motivation that was shared and debated by 500 scholars from...

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Jim Schreier's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:35 PM

Fascinating post on intrinsic versus extrinsic goals -- should "strategic objectives" created for a Strategy Matrix be evaluated on this critereria as well as the traditional "S.M.A.R.T." criteria?

Christopher Kenny's comment, July 4, 2013 10:50 AM
This article is dead-on. Organizations that develop a clear connection between furthering the intrinsic values of their employees and other stakeholders, with the more traditional, extrinsic "SMART" goals (profitability, market share, etc.) are far more likely to be successful. Why? Because those organizations value contribution - we exist as an organization not to "get" things (extrinsic goals) but rather to add value to society. If you're only focused on what you and your organization can "get," you'll be seen for what you are. Conversely, organizations who focus on contribution (not in the give-away without profit mindset, but rather in the "add real value" context), are the ones who will attract and retain like-minded employees as well as customers who see, appreciate, and will be willing to pay for the added value that those organizations provide. Smart business leaders recognize and can articulate clearly the connection between providing real value to all of the organization's stakeholders (which includes things like professional growth for employees) and the ability to build a sustainable organization.
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The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don't Know It Yet

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don't Know It Yet | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
Research shows that prosocial bonuses improve performance and make us happier.
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Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.
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Redskins Owner Launches Foundation for Native Americans – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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In a Foreign Language, “Killing One to Save Five” May Be More Permissible

In a Foreign Language, “Killing One to Save Five” May Be More Permissible | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
In a Foreign Language, “Killing One to Save Five” May Be More Permissible
Language shapes our Moral Judgements
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When fairness prevails

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Using computer simulations designed to play a simple economic “game,” researchers at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics showed that uncertainty is a key ingredient behind fairness. Their work is described in a Jan. 21 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Some Immigration Terms Are Going Out Of Style

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"In April, the Associated Press decided the word 'illegal' should only be used to describe actions, not people. It's one of several major news outlets that have been reconsidering how to refer to people who are in this country illegally."  

 

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A New Economy Needed for True Interculturalism

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On November 2, 2012, I had the honor of speaking at the symposium “Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy,” sponsored by the Tufts Intercultural Practice Group. M...
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Indicators for Diversity & Inclusion

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May 21 is The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue which emerged from a UN General Assembly resolution almost 10 years ago. A grassroots initiative is calling upon people to “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion,” leading up to this Saturday. As my one thing, I decided to dig into one MIPEX finding on ‘Intercultural Education’—a new dimension within a new strand in the study. Do the school systems in Europe & North America teach all students, with or without an immigrant background, to learn and live together in a diverse society? Few binding legal standards require Europe or the international community at large to implement intercultural education. Global actors have raised the agenda and inspired national changes through reports, recommendations, action plans, and thematic years and projects from UNESCO, European Union, and the Council of Europe. These guidelines inspired MIPEX education researcher—Alistair Ross of London Metropolitan University—to design six policy indicators on intercultural education:

■Inclusion of intercultural education and appreciation of cultural diversity in school curriculum
■State support for public information initiatives to promote the appreciation of cultural diversity throughout society
■Possibility to modify school curricula and teaching materials to reflect changes in diversity of the school population
■Adaptability of daily life at school based on cultural or religious needs to avoid exclusion of pupils
■Measures to support bringing migrants into the teacher workforce
■Inclusion of intercultural education and appreciation of cultural diversity for all in teacher training and professional development programmes


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What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, November 16, 2014 4:49 PM

The worst part of this story is that GDP, by averaging out yearly income, only measures growth by big business. The Social Progress Index is a fabulous tool to ensure that the 40-60% poorest of a country get their needs met. Only economic stability can result from that!

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Volunteers Need to Benefit From Their Charitable Work - Measuring Up - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Volunteers Need to Benefit From Their Charitable Work - Measuring Up - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
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The Daily Idea - Harvard Business Review

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Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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The Driving Forces of Change

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Six major forces are driving change in today’s world. Developing a successful innovation program requires that your organization understand and master all of them.
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Practical Lessons for Turning Around a Neighborhood in Decline

Practical Lessons for Turning Around a Neighborhood in Decline | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
New Haven's once sketchy Chatham Square is now safe, with annual festivals that draw visitors from around the city.
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Rethinking Our Cities in the Rebuild Era

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In recent years, we've seen an explosion of events and organizations aiming to remake our neighborhoods and our cities.
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No One Cares If You Never Apologize for Your White Male Privilege

No One Cares If You Never Apologize for Your White Male Privilege | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
There are no American institutions of power that are founded on wholesale discrimination against white men. That’s not the case for the rest of us.
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The “Crisis” in Scientific Results Is a Matter of Biology

The “Crisis” in Scientific Results Is a Matter of Biology | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
Biology is making it harder for scientists to reproduce one another's experiments
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Study shows how effects of starvation can be passed to future generations

Study shows how effects of starvation can be passed to future generations | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
A new study, involving roundworms, shows that starvation induces specific changes in small RNAs and that these changes are inherited through at least three consecutive generations, without any DNA involvement.
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Victory Over Stop-and-Frisk Policies Shows What Courageous Advocacy Can Do

Victory Over Stop-and-Frisk Policies Shows What Courageous Advocacy Can Do | CultureBrokers | Scoop.it
By investing in grass-roots groups, grant makers demonstrated the power of listening to what groups in the street are saying.
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UN Chief says peace and solidarity only possible with cultural diversity

UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (APP): Cultural diversity brings vital spiritual,social and economic benefits, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday, urging people to take steps in their own lives to strengthen the connections they have to each other.“A world of peace and solidarity can only be accomplished by acknowledging and celebrity our diversity,” he said in a message marking World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which is celebrated on May 21 each year.The Secretary-General described the cause of global harmony as remaining “precariously poised. Global economic activity and advances in communications both illustrate humanity’s growing inter-connectedness, yet barriers, mistrust and animosity persist between people and cultures.“Increasing contact has also generated fears - imagined and real - of the loss of cherished customs, languages and identities.”The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a Facebook campaign, with the support of the business community and other groups,to ask everyone to “Do One Thing” for cultural diversity and inclusion today. “New technologies have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and get to know each other,” said Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General. “But, at the same time, we still have to learn how to make the most of the diversity of our societies, by using all means at our disposal, from education to the arts, and including new social tools and networks - especially for young people, driving change today,” she said. According to Jorge Sampaio, High Representative for UNAOC, “greater personal engagement and responsibility for the future devolve power to the people. Take positive action to change the world for the better. Join us in celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity and turn it into everyday activism. The Secretary-General said,”Campaign calls on all people, from youth to policy-makers, from religious leaders to journalists, entrepreneurs and others who shape opinions and tends, to speak up for the spiritual, social and economic wealth we derive from cultural diversity. The campaign will work via a dedicated Facebook page, serving as a platform for people around the world to share their experiences through posts and videos. On this day, and throughout our lives, let us take steps - small and large,with families and friends, old and new - that will strengthen bonds, deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity and help us to live together better, Ban added.


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