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Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry | Articles | Discover Nikkei

Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry | Articles | Discover Nikkei | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Japanese Internment: This is the Enemy

Download at: http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/internment/ for a larger version. A video about Japanese internment during World War II. Our democracy was forge...

 

This chilling video is a poignant look at a portion of U.S. history that many would rather not teach simply because they wish it never happened in the first place or wish to dismiss it as a historical abberation. 

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Trayvon Martin: Rep. Bobby Rush Thrown Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.

 

The 'rules' about clothing, place and social context are culturally and politically institutionalized.  Where can you wear what clothes, and when does that change?  Should it change?  The clothes literally made this particular speech, since it was about the criminalization of cultural clothing norms within racial and economic groups.  Should he have been thrown off the floor?  What would you have done?   

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Dr. Seuss Went to War

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The Library at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) has a catalog of political cartoons from 1941-1943 by Dr. Seuss in their special collections.

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Congressman Bobby Rush Kicked Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie

http://www.thegreatrepublican.com Illinois' Rep. Bobby Rush (D) was removed from the House floor Wednesday morning after donning the hood of his sweater — an...

 

The 'rules' about clothing, place and social context are culturally and politically institutionalized. Where can you wear what clothes, and when does that change? Should it change? The clothes literally made this particular speech, since it was about the criminalization of cultural clothing norms within racial and economic groups. Should he have been thrown off the floor? What would you have done?

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Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 5:46 PM

“Life is more than a piece of clothing” Bubby Rush.

 

I do understand why congressman did what he did, but I don’t agree with him because he as a congressman, need to set an example to our youth. The house as other institution have rules that should be respect it, there are different way for you to protest if you don’t agree with certain issue. Imagine if show up to my job naked, I would be fired right way. Like my mother has always say “there is a place and time”

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The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

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How did a kid armed with Skittles and an iced tea get gunned down by an overeager neighborhood watch captain? And why didn't police detain shooter George Zimmerman?

 

Periodically a racially charged incident involving the police will polarize public opinion and bring the discussion of race and injustice into the limelight.  That is happening with the Trayvon Martin killing.  On the surface it appears that an overzealous neighborhood watchman racially profiled Trayvon as being suspicious, tried to detain him as killed him.  The local police are calling it self-defense even though the young man was simply minding his own business.  This could be an interesting case study to investigate as a class to see the inner-workings of the law, racial dynamics and power today.   

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