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Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
1. I am six. My babysitter's son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn't looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He…
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Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store

MORE INFO HERE: http://crackingthecodes.org In this story from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film from World Trust, author and educato...
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Clip from the video Paige and I saw at FIT Oshkosh.  The grocery store story. 

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John Brown: The Man Who Killed Slavery

John Brown: The Man Who Killed Slavery | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it

I have long wanted to write a piece about the abolitionist, John Brown, because he was a man of action and a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. He was more significant in eradicating slavery than any single individual at the time. As you know, history has not been kind to his legacy and therefore, anything reported about Brown is in no way told in a positive light. He is projected as a wild crazy white man that lost his mind, but that was not the case at all.

 

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6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books - ICTMN.com

6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books - ICTMN.com | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Did you know it is still legal to withhold food and clothing from Indian children who don’t attend school? Here are 6 laws still on the books.
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Transgender student speaks out against West High School

Transgender student speaks out against West High School | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
A transgender student at Oshkosh West High School said he received a detention for using the men's bathroom.
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Census Race Categories: A Historical Timeline | Pew Research Center

Census Race Categories: A Historical Timeline | Pew Research Center | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
How census race, ethnicity and origin categories have changed from 1790 to 2010.
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Why Teachers of Color Quit - The Atlantic

Why Teachers of Color Quit - The Atlantic | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.
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This was shared with me by a student.  What do you think? 

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The Most Common Job In Every State

The Most Common Job In Every State | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it

"The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This interactive map and accompanying charts show how those changes played out across the country."

 

Tags: economic, labor, USA, transportation, industry.


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Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:48 PM

With the new millennium, jobs have been changed. Also, with new technology, which has led to an increased unemployment rate, different kind of jobs have shifted during the last past two decades. Driver trucks are one of the vast modes of transportation in the U.S. and between Mexico and Canada. It does not require too much to be a tractor-trailer truck operator. Usually, the drivers have a high school diploma and attend a professional truck-driving school. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail, and distribution centers. As technology continues to advance, massive globalization seems to be a better option for the economy. Driver trucks present a good chance in the workforce. As a result, driver truck careers are projected to grow 11% between 2012 and 2022. Furthermore, truck driving is a part of American lifestyle, and one of the fastest growing of all occupations.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:33 PM

This is an interesting way to look at each state and it makes sense given the economic opportunities in each state.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, September 21, 2015 12:34 PM

It's so amazing within 36 years the most common jobs in United States changed drastically. The dominated jobs of secretaries and machine operators got replaced to quickly as new technologies are developed. The one that stuck out the most were truck drivers because it was relatively common in the 1980's and now its dominated the whole country. People are shifting from jobs that machines has replaced and are working in jobs that actually need human involvement. It will be very interesting to see how machines in the future will replace truck drivers without causing major accidents or teaching a human being without classroom interactions.

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Public university requires students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

Public university requires students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
"With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?
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Seriously?

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Investors prefer entrepreneurial ventures pitched by attractive men

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In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue. 

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Model: Why I came out as transgender

Model: Why I came out as transgender | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Geena Rocero says the world needs to be open to a fluid conception of gender and more understanding for individuals.
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Stamping the sexism out of stock images

Stamping the sexism out of stock images | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has teamed up with Getty Images as part of her work with LeanIn.org to transform the library’s stock images and empower women and families. (Search stock images for business women & you get this.
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Adidas Offers To Help U.S. High Schools Phase Out Native American Mascots

Adidas Offers To Help U.S. High Schools Phase Out Native American Mascots | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, President Obama praised the initiative and added that "a certain sports team in Washington might want to do that as well."
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Awesome, or ultimately meaningless publicity stunt? 

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5 Rules For White People With Black Friends

5 Rules For White People With Black Friends | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Another black man was shot to death by cops in Florida. This time it was local drummer Corey Jones who was shot and killed by a plainclothes police officer who stopped to “investigate” Jones’s broken down car. The cop claimed that Jones pulled a gun, but somehow the cop pulled and shot his gun faster than Jones could explain that his car was broken down. I’m sure the cop gave Jones every opportunity to explain himself before shooting him to death.
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From a friend, who said her knee jerk reaction was to be all "I don't need your white privilege I can take care of myself" but then she started thinking about how it could actually save a life, and wanted me to share it with you. 

Be careful out there.  It's a scary world. 

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Why Calling Slaves 'Workers' Is More Than An Editing Error - NPR

Why Calling Slaves 'Workers' Is More Than An Editing Error - NPR | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
This high school geography textbook calls slaves "workers" and "immigrants." The publisher is working to correct the error, but what does it tell us about teaching history?

Via Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks, AP US History
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Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police 'disappeared' 7,000 people | US news | The Guardian

Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police 'disappeared' 7,000 people | US news | The Guardian | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Lawsuit exposes scale of detention at off-the-books interrogation warehouse while attorneys describe find-your-client chase ‘from a Bond movie’
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Why Christopher Columbus Was the Perfect Icon for a New Nation Looking for a Hero

Why Christopher Columbus Was the Perfect Icon for a New Nation Looking for a Hero | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Columbus became Columbus in the American Revolution—when the United States sought out an origin story that didn’t involve the British

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Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, November 9, 2015 3:58 PM

It is amazing the lengths to which people will go when faced with the desire and need for a symbol to rally behind. Especially when the search simply ignores so much of the history which happened int the intervening years. One can only wonder what the differences would have been in modern American symbolism if a Native American figure had been chosen.

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America’s racial divides are so deep, we can’t even agree what the Civil War was about - The Washington Post

America’s racial divides are so deep, we can’t even agree what the Civil War was about - The Washington Post | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2015) : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2015) : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881 | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »
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A friend of mine posted very frustrated that the number we so often quote (79%) as the wage gap is really only accurate for white women, so I decided to look for "better" statistics.  This link shows various gaps for different demographics.  Look over the information and comment on anything you found surprising or interesting.  Thanks!

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White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier

White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it

"In the United States, there is a long tradition of trying to draw sharp lines between ethnic groups, but our ancestry is a fluid and complex matter. In recent years geneticists have been uncovering new evidence about our shared heritage, and last week a team of scientists published the biggest genetic profile of the United States to date, based on a study of 160,000 people."


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Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:58 PM

Some people like to distant themselves form a certain ethnic background, when we are all one. Europeans came from one area same with latinos, blacks and natives we all are similar. Africans have a major influence to  who Europeans are and also who most of the americans did descend from so theres a possible connection somewhere.

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, January 29, 2015 12:50 PM

This article was very intriguing, especially because there have been so many migrations and movements of people in the U.S.  When you think about it, people were already here, and then Europeans came, and then they brought over Africans.  But, since then, people from all over the world have continuously moved here and spread throughout the country. In this map, you can see each region, and it's almost just how you would imagine it to be.  The south has more people who think that have some amount of African ancestry, and with the amount of slavery that had occurred, that makes sense.  However, the line between the percentage of African decent you have that makes you to be considered white, and then one percent more and you are African-American, is a bit bizarre to me.  In reality, in today's society, we are just as focussed on who is what race as they were a hundred years ago, whereas it actually should not matter anymore.  But, we don't live in a perfect world, and people need to be willing to work to get to that point.

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:05 AM

I found this article particularly interesting because my father recently had a DNA test done. As a Portuguese immigrant, he was surprised to find how varied of a background he comes from, with significant parts of his DNA tracing its origins to Southern Europe (outside the Iberian Peninsula, which only constituted 50% of his markers), the British Isles, Northern Africa, and West Africa. What I think everyone should take away from this article is that the human species is a beautiful mosaic of intermingling cultures and nationalities, especially here in the United States. We are all a part of each other, despite a past filled with hate (the article discusses a Pocahontas Law in Virginia that honestly had me chuckling at the hypocrisy of the legislators who drafted it) and issues of race that continue to plague us a society to this day. Race is entirely a social construct, and issues of white and black become meaningless when you look at data such as that complied in this article. A very interesting read.

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Black Moms Tell White Moms About the Race Talk, Parents Talk Back

Black Moms Tell White Moms About the Race Talk, Parents Talk Back | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Ten black mothers sat on the stage in an auditorium and looked into a diverse crowd of women in the audience. They were about to share something personal and hurtful with this room full of mostly s...
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The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest

The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
Why are Alaska's Aleutian Islands so ethnically mixed? And other questions from a new map of U.S. populations.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:01 PM

The article in itself is interesting, bu the links to five different maps of diversity could be the start of some fascinating classroom discussions.  

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, June 3, 2014 1:09 PM

For students:

 

What factors do you think should be considered when interpreting the map of racial diversity above? What conclusion can you draw when you compare the map above to this map of population density in the U.S. (linked below)?

 

http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/pdfs/thematic/us_popdensity_2010map.pdf

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Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
She could have sentenced him to 20 years in prison for rape. Instead, the judge gave him 45 days.
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[Breaking] Facebook Adds Custom Gender Options For Non-Binary Users

[Breaking] Facebook Adds Custom Gender Options For Non-Binary Users | Diversity Studies | Scoop.it
The Facebook Diversity has a big announcement today for folks who identify off the gender binary, introducing a new option for neutral gender selections un
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This is a little old, I'm just now catching up lol.

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