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ethnicity.ac.uk - Facts and figures about ethnic difference and inequality in the UK

ethnicity.ac.uk - Facts and figures about ethnic difference and inequality in the UK | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via Nancy Watson, Arya Okten
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Ever noticed how similar people are grouped together? Even in culturally rich melting pots like Miami, for example. Though there is a plethora of cultures there, most are organized by culture, explaining ethnic neighborhoods. No matter how diverse an area is, people still tend to stick close to those who are culturally similar to them. So while there may be culturally rich cities, they always end up dividing themselves. It's inevitable. -Brooke 

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Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:25 PM

Unit III - Non American

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What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like? : NPR

What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like? : NPR | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Most Americans think of prejudice as animosity toward people in other groups. But two psychologists argue that unconscious bias — often in the form of giving some people special treatment — is the way prejudice largely works in America today.

Via Daniel deLeon
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Prejudice doesn't just come in killings, or war, or even direct insults. Although we are blind to our actions, we are being indirectly prejudice by being selectively giving in our everyday lives. We stress about being a generous society, but are we giving to everyone in the community, or just a select few that are similar to us? Same goes with OVER-giving-  we tend to give MORE to our friends and family, and LESS to those diverse from us. Prejudice hasn't gone away, it's just been masked by something we believe is a good action. -Brooke

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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
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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

 

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The Crew's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:09 AM

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 

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 

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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
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No matter which is their childhood, or primary, language, bilingual people have proved to gravitate towards the language that provides them with a connection, rather than their hearth language, which can be plagued by trauma or grief. Bilingual people's language habits have began to transform into a stereotypical assumption, assuming that they always use their hearth language to express emotion. No matter why they have a second language, whether it be because of a job, or a spouse, that language may have provided them with a better life, allowing them to escape the bad memories from their "core"  language. So, it is not always safe to associate bilingual people with their cultural background, but the language that has been associated with better memories.-Brooke

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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

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The Beginning of the End for Suburban America

The Beginning of the End for Suburban America | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Beginning of the End for Suburban America...

 

A provocative title, but are our cities and urban settlement patterns shifting?  Is sprawl going to be curtailed by cultural, environmental and economic forces?


Via Seth Dixon
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When suburban areas starting increasing, it had several advantages- Bigger homes, better education, a yard to call your own. These advantages are beginning to be shadowed by several factors that are actually pushing people out of these suburban areas and changing the urban pattern in our cities. Will people start to swarm in the central business district, or will rural areas reign? -Brooke

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ethanrobert's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:04 AM

 Urban sprawl is starting to slow along with things like how much people drive their automobiles. This shift is due an increase in gas prices leading to a more selective choice to use public transit over the rising gas prices. This is mainly an economic problem, but other cultural and environmental issues will develop over time. This may lead to the end of the urban sprawl. - Robert

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 15, 2014 1:34 PM

This article shows how trends in energy consumption and the economy can affect geographies of development. After WWII, the United States hit an unprecedented economic boom. Large amounts of cheap oil combined with economic growth spurred the development of infrastructure and cities dependent on automobiles. Since people no longer had to live in the cities to work in them, they began developed outside of the city. Today, oil is becoming more and more expensive, which could mean the end of the age of the automobile. Since cities remain to be hubs of employment and business, people can no longer afford to drive long distances for their daily commutes. People are beginning to move into cities or along public transportation lines in order to more feasibly get to work. 

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, January 29, 2015 2:39 PM

Over the past 10-15 years, the suburbs grew dramatically, and have become less popular.  In the early 2000s it thrived because the economy was doing well, and technological advances were in hyper speed.  I was a bit shocked that it's slowed and that it's being reported that suburbs are coming to an end, but then it it started to make sense.  The unemployment rate was extremely high, as were gas prices.  It only makes sense that less people would be building or buying larger home with bigger cars and more appliances.  But, it was possibly better for our environment.  Less miles being driven means less pollution by cars, less electricity being used never hurts.  But now, gas prices have dropped again, and the unemployment rate has dropped as well. But, today we have so many alternatives to gasoline run cars and common electricity, that even if suburbs made a huge comeback, they wouldn't be the same as they were before.

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Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries - Science Daily (press release)

Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries - Science Daily (press release) | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries
Science Daily (press release)
Dec.

Via Developing Education
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Education is a major factor in Economic Development, it allows not only children but teenagers and adults as well to have the opportunity to acquire a job good enough to support their family. Decline in fertilty most certainly does not have as much of an impact on Economic Development as education, because it affects the quantitative and qualitative changes in the economy. ~Deanna

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China vows to support development of other developing countries - Global Times

China vows to support development of other developing countries - Global Times | Human Geography | Scoop.it

10 November 2013 | China vows to support development of other developing countries Global Times Xi said China always supports international development, and is willing to work with the UNIDO, within the framework of south-south cooperation and in the win-win...


Via Jane Coffin
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Less developed countries will not develop at the rate they are going, so it is nice to see more developed countries stepping in to give these less fortunate countries a boost. They can most certainly be a model of industrialization for these countries to mimic, and will hopefully follow in their steps for a successful development. -Brooke 

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:21 AM

It is a great idea for more developed countries to help less developed coutnries in their deveoping process. A lot of coutries are developing less than most and they need help to catch up with the world. The whole world is developing very quickly and there are some countries that are being left behind. It is  a great move in Chinas part to help other countries.

~Jessica 

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Overpopulation in the UK

Overpopulation in the UK | Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Dr Phil Edwards According to the Office of National statistics (ONS) women born in 1937 had on average 2.4 children but by 2009, women born in 1964 had 1.9.

Via Infidel Patriot
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I agree that the United Kingdom is overpopulated, if the citizens moved to more rural places and spread out more then the United Kingdom wouldn't be overpopulated. On the subject of women being turned away in maternity wards, I think if you are a citizen of that country, you shouldn't be turned away.

~Deanna

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Is the Central African Republic on the verge of genocide?

Is the Central African Republic on the verge of genocide? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Over the last few weeks, the usually unrelenting stream of baby pictures and lose-weight ads in my Facebook feed has increasingly been interrupted by news from the Central African Republic (CAR). “...


Via Alexis Akwagyiram
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It is sad to think that two different religions can't live in peace together. What caused these two groups to start fighting? Why have they resulted to killing innocent people over a problem that could have been resolved or avoided? These are all questions that should have crossed the minds of the people who started this. Will this be a repeat of the genocide in Rwanda or will this situation sort itself out without taking an abundance of lives?
~Deanna 

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:11 AM
Excellent, insightful article analysing the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic and reports suggesting the nation is on the verge of genocide. The writer does well to examine the term genocide and critically assess the notion that the CAR is a forgotten country.
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Portraits of Reconciliation

Portraits of Reconciliation | Human Geography | Scoop.it
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, these perpetrators and survivors are standing for forgiveness.
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It is a great idea to inform these people of peace and getting along, and even better that these people who participated in the genocide in Rwanda are apologizing for their crimes against these families. It is best for these two groups of people to get along to help prevent further threats of genocide between Hutus and Tutsis and many other people. If other countries can see these groups of people, who once hated each other, getting along it may help prevent genocide in many other countries.
~Deanna 

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:20 AM

 I think it is a good idea to try to smooth out the diversity that the genocide has caused. This is a process that will take time but will be well worth its efforts. There are still many people who hold grudges and carry blame. But eventually we can get over the past and move on to live in a peaceful environment. ~Rayann

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English Language Learning and Online Education Infographic

English Language Learning and Online Education Infographic | Human Geography | Scoop.it

The English Language Learning and Online Education infographic explores English Language Learning in the digital era and presents the challenges and opportunities of online language learning. http://elearninginfographics.com/english-language-learning-and-online-education-infographic/


Via elearninginfographic
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English is the most widespread and used language all over the world. In this century English is the most common language and second language in many countries. It is suggested in many places for English to be used as a second language, because it is used primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. English is also the most used language on the internet, requiring many people to learn it in order to use the internet.
~Deanna 

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Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago

Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Urban Patterns | Olmsted's Riverside Suburb in Chicago | The Outlaw Urbanist

Via Bhopkins
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Suburbs are a major part of today's society. A large portion of our land is covered in suburbs, so it should be the main priority of the contractors, and designers of these suburbs to make them well put together and livable. Although it is in the public's best interest to make these homes inexpensive, they should also be well built or there would be no point in building them.
~Deanna 

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ethanrobert's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:03 AM

This is a magnificent foundation that is enforcing common sense into suburbs today. Suburbs are supposed to be for the higher/middle class, and are supposed to be expensively and well designed. The suburbs of the world today are becoming more like the inner-city and a country as a whole must be against the proliferation of cheap/badly designed suburbs in order to keep the land that has saved peoples sanity since the beginning of civilization.~Ethan.

BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:03 AM

I think its amazing that we can build houses this fast and in this close of a space. But, there are too many people in a small amount of space. It is amazing that you can live in such a small region that you can walk a few minutes to give something to your friend.

~Jessica

shamlabeth's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:56 PM

If you think there are a  lot of suburbs now think many years later. At this moment new suburbs are being built. Suburbs are needed for the growing families and cities.  To this day suburbs play a huge roll in the development of cities. Without suburbs cities would be overpopulated and the crime rate would be through the roof.~Amanda

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Is Social Media Really Changing Health Care Industry?

Is Social Media Really Changing Health Care Industry? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Is Social Media Really Changing Health Care Industry? (RT @carenovatemag: Visual Wednesdays: Is Social Media Really Changing Health Care Industry?

Via Emmanuel Capitaine
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Social media websites have grown more and more popular over time, but now these websites are helping people in the Heath Industry. People use social media to share things with others and stay in contact with people, but the thing that is helping those in the medical feild is that people are posting, commenting, and sharing their medical experiences, opinions, and causes.

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Improving access to services for women in agriculture

Improving access to services for women in agriculture | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Groups that offer agricultural services must find ways to engage the millions of women working the fields who aren't being reached by current programmes

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Although women may not have a crucial role in farming in some areras, that is rapidly changing as new technology, as well as recognition to women, is being produced. Including women seems to have several negatives, such as having to pay to educate them, but the overall product will benefit the population greatly by providing more food and services and employing women to generate equality in jobs for men and women. -Brooke

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 4, 2014 8:20 PM

I feel that this is a very important matter and should be taken quite seriously. It is a very good thing that we are working to get an improvement for women to have access to services. Services should be accessible to everyone,and these women are no different.~Rayann S.

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The GMO Debate

The GMO Debate | Human Geography | Scoop.it
It really doesn’t matter which side of the debate you’re on. The facts about genetically modified organisms for food consumption is a topic the people really need to understand before making a decision.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Genetically modified crops are a very large debate throughout the world. Whether or not they are safe for human use, if we, as the consumers, have a right to know what is in our food, and if using these chemicals in our crops is really worth all the money and time it takes to produce them. While many tests show that GMO crops are safe, there have also been animal tests that show that these crops can cause immune disregulation, altered liver function, and changes in the pancreas, kidney and spleen. I do not think that people should take these risks by eating these crops, considering that we are unaware of the side effects that may come with these crops.
~Deanna 

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Overpopulation is everyone’s problem

Overpopulation is everyone’s problem | Human Geography | Scoop.it

With 1 billion people chronically hungry and Earth's population expected to increase by 50% before the end of the century, it's time to get serious about family planning. 

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Although I agree that the world is overpopulated, I feel as though overpopulation is blamed for things that it is not responsible for. For example, people blame poverty on overpopulation, but in reality, if we distributed food equally among people, people would not be starving. Overpopulation is clearly not the cause of poverty.

~Brooke

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breanna mae johnson's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:45 AM

Places such as the philippines, africa, and india are overpopulated. My opinion on this matter is that many foreign countries have a large family to keep the family name alive. Causes of this is starvation, no homes, and little weath to pay for clothing, etc. This is a major problem! 

                                                                        -bj