Human Geography
212 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by The Crew from Human Geography
Scoop.it!

Exclusive: Ethnic cleansing of Muslims continues in C.A.R.

The Central African Republic is witnessing the ethnic cleansing of the entire Muslim population. Most of the Muslim civilians have now fled the country after...

Via Natasha Grace, The Crew
The Crew's insight:

The pure hatred shown by these people is absolutely astounding, and how unwarranted it seems is shocking. The way the man speaks of wanting to murder the man with zero moral qualms is horrific. To brutally kill someone, just because they don't have the same cultural beliefs as you, really makes me sick. -Hannah

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Human Rights and the Will to be free
Scoop.it!

Rise against Genocide

Rise against Genocide | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Poetry inspired by the Baloch struggle for freedom and independence


Via Spencer Haskins
The Crew's insight:

Genocide makes me sick to me stomach knowing that some people don't like another persons beliefs or skin color or even their ethnicity so they try and entirely wipe out the entire group of people. Genocide needs to stop NOW. Think about all the innocent people dying over ignorance, It's completely corrupt. -Gavin MIllan

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Race & Ethnicity
Scoop.it!

The Source of Black Poverty Isn't Black Culture, It's American Culture - The Wire

The Source of Black Poverty Isn't Black Culture, It's American Culture - The Wire | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Wire
The Source of Black Poverty Isn't Black Culture, It's American Culture
The Wire
Americans don't want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality.

Via Monique
The Crew's insight:
Many Americans believe that racism is a thing of the past. However, ongoing racist acts are still seen today through black people in poverty being accused of being poor due to their color. As the article entails, the percentage of blacks living in poverty is greater than whites living in poverty. I think that regardless of color, each individual can break past the barriers of racist overtones to achieve their goals in life. -Scout
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Rwanda Genocide
Scoop.it!

GIC | Article “Genocide in Rwanda”

GIC | Article “Genocide in Rwanda” | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via Claire Cooper
The Crew's insight:

The tragedy of this event can not be understated. Hundreds of thousands of Tutsis killed due to false propaganda and a twisted leader. What is even more sickening however, is the fact that the western powers didn't jump in because they still classified the unjustified killing as a "civil war". -Hannah

more...
Andrea Hernández Arriaga's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:32 PM

Un interesante articulo que analiza desde otra perspectiva el porque del Genocidio de Ruanda

Rescooped by The Crew from callousseo3
Scoop.it!

Difference Between Race and Ethnicity

Difference Between Race and Ethnicity | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When we differentiate people on the basis of their skin color, have your ever thought if there are any other defining characteristics for humans or is it solely a matter of skin color? May be there are other factors that are important or may be even more important, which do play a vital role?... http://theturbulencetraining.com/difference-between-race-and-ethnicity.html


Via callousseo3
The Crew's insight:

This article is about how close race and ethnicity are but how mixed up they get. People often interchange the two for what they mean. It goes to show what race is and what ethnicity is. Then it shows the difference between the two. Race and ethnicity are not the same thing. -Landon:) 

more...
BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:46 AM

The difference between race and ethnicity should be well understand. I think using nature and nurture to compare  the two is a good way to explain it where race is nature and ethnicity is nurture. Also it is important to understand that race is primarily unitary but that you can have multiple  ethnic affiliations. Race and ethnicity are similar but are not the same thing. ~Rayann

Valorie Morgan's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:48 AM

"Birth characteristics as opposed to cultural heritage" Is a better understanding of the differences between race and ethnicity, least for me. The article made a good point about how someone can be a certain race but possess his or her own ethnicity. Race depends on skin color and what your born with so you cannot change it, while ethnicity depends on a lot of things like "nationality, tribe, religion, faith, language, culture and traditions" so people have more of a choice when it comes to ethnicity.

ethanrobert's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:03 AM

The differences between race and ethnicity are sometimes used incorrectly or misunderstood. Ethnicity is based more on your cultural background while race related to things like your skin color. - Robert

Rescooped by The Crew from How will you prepare for the military draft if U.S. invades Syria right away?
Scoop.it!

Obama talks tough to Russia about Ukraine and Crimea; events unclear - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Obama talks tough to Russia about Ukraine and Crimea; events unclear - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Obama talks tough to Russia about Ukraine and Crimea; events unclear Columbus Ledger-Enquirer WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that he is “deeply concerned” by reports Russia had sent troops into Ukraine's...

Via Poppen Report
The Crew's insight:

I believe this article is about  all the events between Russia / Crimea. I feel since President Obama is stepping in this could be real serious, It has already gotten to the that point. I believe we should stay out of this until another country steps in. -Landon ;)

more...
Dalton Denmark's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:08 AM

with Russia's threat to the united states as to the consequences of a military intervention concerning their invasion of Ukraine's Crimea region, i see a simple solution yet mine completely differs from that of the popular idea that there is a need to intervene, i believe that we should not worry about it, allow them to take care of it themselves especially with the threat of Russia seeking military violence.

Rescooped by The Crew from InfoBlazeCentral
Scoop.it!

Vladimir Putin signs treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russian federation

Vladimir Putin signs treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russian federation | Human Geography | Scoop.it
President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia. It comes after Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, which saw overwhelming support for a union with Russia. Putin…

Via InfoBlaze
The Crew's insight:

With Russian troops lurking around every corner in Crimea, was Crimea's decision to incorporate into Russian federation really their choice? The presence of Russian troops in Crimea has been strongly felt, and I believe that Russia bullied their way of receiving votes in Crimea by the military intimidating them into voting for Russia. -Scout 

more...
The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:31 AM

Whether or not Ukraine's actions have been "extreme" or not, it is clear that them and Russia are no longer on the same page. Ukraine strives for freedom. But where did this random yearn for freedom come from? Sure, everyone wants freedom and recognizes when they don't have it. But they're reflecting the rest of the world-More developed countries that are also fighting for more rights, like the United States. Will this feud influence other countries that have also influenced them? Will it teach countries, like the United States, to go against treaties and force people to give them what they want? Time can only tell.-Brooke

 

shamlabeth's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:48 AM

I feel that since Vladimir Putin has signed the treaty for Crimea to be incorporated into Russia there will be more conflict. That whoever doesn't agree to this will have consequences or there will be riots and more. That more violence would be used before something good can come out of this.~Amanda 

Rescooped by The Crew from Palestine
Scoop.it!

US and EU Impose Sanctions on Russia and Crimea after Referendum

US and EU Impose Sanctions on Russia and Crimea after Referendum | Human Geography | Scoop.it
by Dr. Christof Lehmann
(nsnbc) – The USA and EU have imposed sanctions on Russia and Crimea after Sunday’s referendum and the Crimean government’s application for accession into the Russian Federation.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
The Crew's insight:

I believe that these sanctions are perfectly justifiable. Crimea's freedom is being ripped away from them by Russia, leaving them with no other option then to comply to their demands. Hopefully President Obama will be able to accomplish something for the good of Crimea when he meets with the members of NATO.  -Hannah

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Best Education Infographics
Scoop.it!

Language Learning Benefits Infographic

Language Learning Benefits Infographic | Human Geography | Scoop.it

A great number of scientific studies have proven that speaking more than one language makes the human brain more flexible and enables faster information processing. Scientific studies have also proven that speaking more than one language has many benefits in terms of travel, love, intelligence... http://elearninginfographics.com/language-learning-benefits-infographic/


Via elearninginfographic
The Crew's insight:

I think that every citizen should learn more than one language to be able to contribute an intellectual edge to society. By people speaking more than one language, we would be able to communicate better with peers. European countries require their youth to learn different languages. Despite English dominating, our education system should offer language courses to be globally infused. -Scout

more...
BandKids13-14's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:38 PM

Knowing different languages can help you in various different ways. It may help you in careers, traveling, relationships, and brain flexibility. It is said that if you know one or more languages than you will have a better memory and learning abilities. When traveling knowing the language of your destination might helpful as well. -Makayla Cauley

Rescooped by The Crew from geography
Scoop.it!

Online crime maps making it easier for public to spot trends, judge their own risk - Pioneer Press

Online crime maps making it easier for public to spot trends, judge their own risk - Pioneer Press | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Online crime maps making it easier for public to spot trends, judge their own risk
Pioneer Press
Maps have been used to analyze crime patterns since the early 1800s, and computerized versions have been around for decades.

Via Damian Bradley
The Crew's insight:

The internet is becoming increasingly reliable to citizens in their county or city. The internet can help citizens now more than ever! Especially with crime. Now citizens can look on their website to keep being updated about the current situations. Hopefully the internet will keep becoming more and more reliable.

 

more...
The Crew's comment, February 10, 2014 10:02 AM
-Gavin
Rescooped by The Crew from Urban development
Scoop.it!

The bold urban future starts now

The bold urban future starts now | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Cities are broke? Unimaginative? Hardly.

Via Tim
The Crew's insight:

In the recent years, our country has been in a recession. People have been financially struggling and cities are now trying to give them a helping hand by establishing innovative, money saving services. I think an upside to America's economic decline is that we as citizens are turning to creative solutions to save money. Also, most of these services offer green alternatives that will reduce emissions, but also reduce pollution. -Scout  

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Cleaning Services in Vancouver Low Price
Scoop.it!

Commercial Gum Removal Services Vancouver Canada

Commercial Gum Removal Services Vancouver Canada | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Gum removal Commercial Cleaning at low price call (778) 237-6486,offering Sidewalk , roof, window, algae, duct Washing Services Vancouver

Via Gum Fighters
The Crew's insight:

This article is showing the increasing intrest in this service. This can help out the tourism and just the overall cleaness of the place . This Service is starting to grow and florish. - Landon

more...
Gum Fighters's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:24 PM

Commercial Gum Removal Services Vancouver Canada http://www.gumfighters.ca/commercial/bubble-gum-removal/

WalkerKyleForrest's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:19 AM

This article fluently shows how public services are becoming more common and yet more unique. Such as this gum cleaning sevice, this service is keeping the road sidewalk and almost anything else clean of gum. FoRrEsT

Rescooped by The Crew from Android Gyan
Scoop.it!

Rise of Cell Phone Development in Impoverished Countries

Rise of Cell Phone Development in Impoverished Countries | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Rise Of Cell Phone Development In Impoverished Countries

Read More at http://www.androidgyan.com/2012/12/rise-of-cell-phone-development-in.html


Via Android Gyan
The Crew's insight:

I think cell phone development in impoverished countries will increase globalization throughout the world. The rise of people in financially struggling countries attaining cell phones will allow communication to be more frequent and will hopefully kickstart the beginning of a technologically in-sync world.-Scout

 

more...
shamlabeth's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:19 AM

I believe that the use of cellphones in impoverished countries for development it great. cellphones are a great way to get globally connected even in the most remote places. people can call for help and resouceres. plus, this is a major advance in globalization. cellphones are a faster quicker way of communication and now that more impoverished countries have acesses to them everyone can be in the know about the world events.-shelby

shamlabeth's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:21 AM

Cell phones are a great invention that clearly have taken over the world. Cell phones are used in everyday life so I can't see a day without them. People use them to work or listen to music or record things. Cell phones help leaders communicate to one another when important information comes up.~Amanda

Rescooped by The Crew from News You Can Use - NO PINKSLIME
Scoop.it!

Hurray - Tennessee state senator’s bill would ban diversity programs on college campuses, demeaning, to classify people in those categories

Hurray - Tennessee state senator’s bill would ban diversity programs on college campuses, demeaning, to classify people in those categories | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A Tennessee state senator has introduced a bill that would abolish diversity programs, ban diversity officers and end preference based on race, ethnicity and gender on college campuses in the Voluntee...

Via #BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q
The Crew's insight:

While the senator wants to ban diversity programs to reach equality among students, he is also taking away the pride of culture among students with different preferences based on race, ethnicity, and gender. By removing diversity programs, the senator is creating a cookie cutter, bland group of people. Beliefs define people, it makes them unique. Banning diversity programs would be a poor decision to make because a diverse group of people each having something different to add to the pot. -Scout

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Ethnic Cleansing
Scoop.it!

Exclusive: Ethnic cleansing of Muslims continues in C.A.R.

The Central African Republic is witnessing the ethnic cleansing of the entire Muslim population. Most of the Muslim civilians have now fled the country after...

Via Natasha Grace
more...
The Crew's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:00 AM

The pure hatred shown by these people is absolutely astounding, and how unwarranted it seems is shocking. The way the man speaks of wanting to murder the man with zero moral qualms is horrific. To brutally kill someone, just because they don't have the same cultural beliefs as you, really makes me sick. -Hannah

Rescooped by The Crew from critical reasoning
Scoop.it!

Forgive or forget: survivors of genocide in the Holocaust, Rwanda and Cambodia describe their experiences – video

Freddie Knoller, Sokphal Din and Sophie Masereka want the world to know what happened to them in the hope that others will be spared similar horrors

Via iPamba
The Crew's insight:

This video depicts the horror and what these people went through during genocide. It shows that this needs to be a stopped and make people aware. Genocide is an epidemic that has been displayed in this video. -Landon 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Dauntless Jaunter
Scoop.it!

Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, and Culture

Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, and Culture | Human Geography | Scoop.it

As a traveler, as well as when I am just walking through my own city, I have often been approached by people asking me where I’m from, what’s my ethnicity, and what’s my race, using them all interchangeably to imply the same question. As a lover of travel, as well as a staunch... http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2012/03/26/ethnicity-nationality-race-heritage-culture/ #Background, #Culture, #CultureVs, #CultureVsEthnicity, #CultureVsHeritage, #CultureVsNationality, #CultureVsrace, #Difference, #Ethnicity, #EthnicityVs, #EthnicityVsCulture, #EthnicityVsHeritage, #EthnicityVsNationality, #EthnicityVsRace, #Heritage, #HeritageVs, #HeritageVsCulture, #HeritageVsEthnicity, #HeritageVsNationality, #HeritageVsRace, #HumanRights, #Macroethnicity, #Nationality, #NationalityVs, #NationalityVsCulture, #NationalityVsEthnicity, #NationalityVsHeritage, #NationalityVsRace, #Race, #RaceVs, #RaceVsCulture, #RaceVsEthnicity, #RaceVsHeritage, #RaceVsNationality, #WhatIsYourEthnicity, #WhatIsYourHeritage, #WhereAreYouFrom


Via Christian Eilers
The Crew's insight:

I used to thing ethnicity and race were similar, but in reality race is more like physical like the color you are. Ethnicity is like what group that you belong to, its like where your ancestors came from. Although, African American can be defined as both, an ethnicity and race.

more...
The Crew's comment, April 8, 2014 9:53 AM
-Gavin Millan
Rescooped by The Crew from Finland
Scoop.it!

G8 Suspends Russia Over Crimea Annexation

G8 Suspends Russia Over Crimea Annexation | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the President of Russia (2014). © FINNBAY-ANSA (FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 19 March 2014. The G8 has suspended Russia from the club of the world’s most developed economies after President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was moving forward to annex Crimea, ... http://www.finnbay.com/g8-suspends-russia-crimea-annexation/


Via FINNBAY
The Crew's insight:

The G8 suspending Russia could be a positive because Russia needs to realize that they are in no way good shape. Their government has to pay the state bonds and it is at an all time near high. Not to mention foreign capital reserves for Russia are at a multi-year low. Once Russia wakes up and realizes the situation they are in the better off they will be. -Gavin

more...
BandKids13-14's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:40 PM

President Putin ordered his military  to Crimea as a pre cautionary measure to support Russians living in Crimea. Following this move President Putin suggested Crimeans join Russia and separate from Ukraine. On Sunday March 16,2014 , Crimean citizens , ( mostly Russian descendants) voted to join Russia. This move will weaken the Ukraines economy and give Radical Nationalists(rebels) an opportunity to take control over Ukraine.- Makayla Cauley

Rescooped by The Crew from Cultural Geography
Scoop.it!

What is a foreign language worth?

What is a foreign language worth? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The cost of assuming that foreign customers will learn your language, and never bothering to learn theirs, is certainly a lot greater than zero.  The world isn’t learning English as fast as some people think. One optimistic estimate is that half the world’s people might speak English by 2050. That leaves billions who will not, and billions of others who remain happier (and more willing to spend money) in their own language."


Via Seth Dixon
The Crew's insight:

As highlighted by this article, I strongly believe that learning a second language such as Arabic or Mandarin would be extremely beneficial to an adolescent. These languages are profitable to learn due to the fact that we are having increasing business dealings with China and the fact that there is a high demand for people who speak these languages and a short supply.- Hannah

more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 14, 2014 12:35 PM

Learn another language...it will expand your mental capacities and (according to this article in the Economist) fatten your wallet. 

Nadine Woodley's curator insight, April 30, 2014 7:56 PM

Yay for this article.... it is important to have another language!

Rescooped by The Crew from Dauntless Jaunter
Scoop.it!

Is a Language Exchange the Way to Go?

Is a Language Exchange the Way to Go? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

I love learning new languages, though I can still only speak two with fluency, and another two with mediocrity. But lately I’ve been fascinated by learning them, so much so that I’ve taken several up at once. I came back from Poland and France last month and was switching back and... http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2012/04/17/is-a-language-exchange-the-way-to-go/ #Exchange, #Fluency, #Language, #LanguageExchange, #LanguageLearning, #LearningLanguages


Via Christian Eilers
The Crew's insight:

I believe that learning new languages will be a necessity in the future. Especially ones that are out of your comfort zone. The language I feel all people should start to learn is Mandarin, since the Chinese are one of the major MDC's and are growing rapidly. I feel that all future company's will in some way require its employees to learn some different language. -Gavin 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from The Power of Language
Scoop.it!

Emotions in More than One Language

Emotions in More than One Language | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When bilinguals' childhood lacks of affection, they may prefer to express emotion in their second language.


Via Stacy Drinkwine Hauser
The Crew's insight:

I believe this article is about language and how when kids don't get the attention or affection they act out in their second language. This used to be known as a myth. However through research this is known to be true. This has been thought to be because of their parents. -Landon ;)

more...
WalkerKyleForrest's curator insight, March 21, 2014 10:22 AM

Many children are forced to learn a different language from what they grew up with. With this setback, many of their feeling cannot be seen, in a negative way. But as  they accomadate to their languages, they can begin to comprimise and solve problems, live happily ever after.

BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:24 AM

I have met people that aren't from America that speak Spanish, and when they get mad or excited then they speak in their native language. I didn't know that some people didn't do that. It's weird that some people switch languages while they are mad or excited. My mind doesn't even work that fast on my first language. It's amazing how the human mind works.

~Jessica 

shamlabeth's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:35 AM

In some cases when people are able to speak more than one language and they are in pain, in trouble, are sad, or are angry they some times use other languages then the one they grew up learning. Sometimes it is easier expressing yourself using a foreign language. Using a foreign language sometimes  helps expressing yourself easier .~Amanda

Rescooped by The Crew from Suburban Land Trusts
Scoop.it!

Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back?

Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Does the return of the housing market mean the return of suburban sprawl?

Via Bhopkins
The Crew's insight:

This artical is mainly about how urban sprawl is making it back. The recent revival of the economy has caused this market to skyrocket. People really dont want this sprawl to occar. Overall i believe this is a good idea. -Landon 

 

more...
Bhopkins's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:00 AM

Projects deep-sixed during the recession pick up where they left off - in the middle of nowhere.

Rescooped by The Crew from High Tech Use by Law Enforcement
Scoop.it!

Mapping Crime Patterns with Geography and Math

THToday, combining the eye of a designer with statistics and computer science, researchers are trying to create software that can sift through mountains of crime data to find geographic patterns and then create visually evocative maps for police...


Via Christa Miller
The Crew's insight:

The idea of employing the usage of a forecasting  program to predict crime is quite intriguing, and so are the results of the program. It is seemingly a very useful tool used to map this kind of urban pattern, and hopefully, will help squander crime. -Hannah

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Crew
Scoop.it!

Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests - High Country News

Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests - High Country News | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forestsHigh Country NewsIn 1996 and 2002, major forest fires scorched the Upper South Platte River watershed.

The Crew's insight:

Even though it was a horrible thing that happened, Denver is lucky that the Forest Service helped them out.  Thanks to them, they now have more drinking water than they would've if they didn't sign the agreement. And now, they recently make watershed health one of its main priorities!-Gavin

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Crew from Crisis Intervention Counseling
Scoop.it!

After Newtown, Building A Stronger System Of Mental Health Services - Hartford Courant

After Newtown, Building A Stronger System Of Mental Health Services - Hartford Courant | Human Geography | Scoop.it
After Newtown, Building A Stronger System Of Mental Health Services
Hartford Courant
...

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
The Crew's insight:

I believe that this allocation of money is very wise, and that a stronger system of mental health services in Hartford is very necessary. Discovering these mental illnesses in a school environment will get aid to these children more quickly, and hopefully create an overall more safe environment. -Hannah

 

more...
American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, December 27, 2013 3:11 PM

After Newtown, Building A Stronger System Of Mental Health Services - Hartford Courant