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20th Century Fox Film & HarperCollins Join Fox’s Diverse Writers Program In Year Two

20th Century Fox Film & HarperCollins Join Fox’s Diverse Writers Program In Year Two | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The Fox Group is bringing back the Fox Writers Intensive, the program for experienced writers with diverse backgrounds, ethnic minorities as well as LGBT, (http://t.co/pcxSclH1
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Welcome to My Diversity Corner.  Sharing my own perspectives or commentary (blog posts and published articles) and my discoveries of art, books, movies and music, history, religion, philosophy, biographies, education, politics, technology, or anything with cultural import and societal impact on OUR WORLD. ~ http://cmoneyspinner.blogspot.com ~ https://blogjob.com/cmoneyspinner
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But He Likes Me! Yeah? So What! - LiteracyBase

But He Likes Me! Yeah? So What! - LiteracyBase | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Fellow Literacy Base member kaylar loves to discuss the politics and government of Jamaica. It rubs off and gets me to thinking about the current state of political affairs in the United States of America and our government. Left a few comments at her post dated January 10, 2017, titled “When You Do Not Vote”. …
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An opinionated discussion of the Trump-Putin “bromance”
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Native American Council offers amnesty to 220 million undocumented whites

Native American Council offers amnesty to 220 million undocumented whites | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million

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Want my thoughts on this? Have to read the article in more detail but just based on the article's title, this is my reaction. 220 million???!!! Where on God's green earth did they find 220 million undocumented white people? Are they just in America? Or are they all over the world and they are being “invited”?? Like I said. Have to read the article thoroughly. But the title sure caught my attention!! Anyway … November is Native American Heritage Month in the USA. Re-scooping this as part of the celebration of the contributions of the first nations of America. Although this isn't history. This is history-making.
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Should We Read Bad Books? / myLot

Should We Read Bad Books? / myLot | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Interesting question posed at a blog I recently started following called Bibliophile Cafe. The question was or is: Why read Sade?  ...

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If we can't learn on our own how to to exercise discretion and judgment and discern the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, what's bad and what is not bad … well then, somebody else will take it upon themselves to do it for you. Would you rather you decide OR they decide?  As the comedian Lewis Black would likely say: “Don't think on it too hard or blood will shoot our your nose!”
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The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe

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Per Seth Dixon:  "I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms."

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, March 17, 2016 6:58 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

Bob Zavitz's curator insight, March 19, 2016 8:48 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

lpatteson's curator insight, March 23, 2016 1:10 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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My Blog Stop!: Former Slave Who Sues Master For Back Wages!

My Blog Stop!: Former Slave Who Sues Master For Back Wages! | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Sharing for  Black History Month [...]...

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Fantastic true story.  Wages for work.  Sounds reasonable.  Suing for back wages due?  Sounds like a reasonable way to deal with an unreasonable person or persons.  Only asking for what is rightfully yours. 

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4 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan

4 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Natural beauty has no matched or alternative. Tourists from all over the world visit places which have rich natural beauties. Pakistan have some of the world most beautiful places that you can visit, mostly at northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region which is called haven on earth. This region of Pakistan is famous all… Read More

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If Pakistan or Kashmir is on your list of places to visit or to see, add this sites to your list.

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Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists

Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The new counterterrorism coalition includes nations such as Pakistan, Turkey and Egypt as well as war-torn countries with embattled militaries such as Libya and Yemen.

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Does Allah know we (non-Muslims) needs peacemaking friends in the Muslim world?  Just thinkin'.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 15, 2015 11:23 AM

This is too new for me to speculate as to the effectiveness or support that this new alliance will have.  What are the national, regional, and global motives of each of these 34 states?  I think we will all keep an eye on this moving forward  (Articles from CS Monitor, CNN and Al Jazeera).  Not everyone is convinced that this is anything more than public relations.

 

Tags:  political, terrorismIslam, geopolitics.

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The Top Language Spoken Globally in 2050 Will Be...

The Top Language Spoken Globally in 2050 Will Be... | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

"French is currently ranked sixth among world languages, after Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi and Arabic. But it is gaining speakers quickly and, the study reports, will be spoken by 750 million in 2050, up from 220 million today. A demographic boom in French-speaking African states could bump the percentage of global French speakers from 3 percent to 8 percent by 2050, but some skeptics think the predictions are overrated."


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"A boom in these African states could bump the percentage of global French speakers from 3 percent to 8 percent by 2050."  You don't say?  So glad to know the French language might get in the driver's seat for most spoken world language. Love the language.  Resided in Maryland USA from 1988 to 1995 and there was a school there that taught the children in French. At the time it seemed odd. But guess the educators were thinking ahead! Score!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 25, 2015 8:08 AM

I can't verify the projections in the article, but the thought exercise is a great exploration into future global geographies. As some populations are shrinking, others and still growing very quickly and it is clear that the future has the distinct possibility that the linguistic composition of the world might be very different from today.  


Questions to Ponder: Considering current trends, what do you think the world will be like in the future?  What will be better?  What will be worse? 


Tags: language, culture, demographics

The Language Ctr's curator insight, October 17, 2015 11:17 AM

Just count the people in China and you have an idea why their language is the top language spoken. However, English of course is known worldwide as the language of business. #languages 

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Women in the Muslim world taking the fast track to change | McKinsey & Company

Women in the Muslim world taking the fast track to change | McKinsey & Company | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
While much work remains to close the equality gap for the 800 million Muslim women worldwide, the rates of education and employment for some have increased dramatically in a short span of time. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Fast track?  Not being impatient, but can y'all move any quicker in allowing sisters on the planet to just live?  When you look at the things they're asking for, it's just stuff that's a part of average day-to-day living!    We got Native American women who have to go to Congress to get protection from domestic violence.  We got Indian women suffering from gang rape violence.  We got women all over the world who might as well say they got no reason to live!!!   It's not like women are making unreasonable demands!!

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Model Minority + Bootstrap Myth = ?

Model Minority + Bootstrap Myth = ? | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
If, like many racists, you assume that the Model Minority stereotype and the Bootstrap Myth are true, and add in demographic projections, then within a hundred years Asian Americans will become the...
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Abagond supplies a perspective and prediction about Asian Americans based on what “White racists assume”. This post ends with a curious statement: “Go back to Europe - If it were not for Asians, the US would be a hellhole like Broken Europe. Asians know best. The proof is in how wonderful America is - for Asians.” Don't quite know how to describe these views. Interesting? Unique?? Original???  ~ You read. You decide.

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How to Promote Diversity in KidLit: 5 Things You Can Do - YouTube

Five Actions You Can Take To Promote Diversity in Children's Literature. Every child deserves to see themselves in a book. We Need Diverse Books My Channel: ...
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Quick video, less than 2 minutes; but it's loaded with practical advice most people would have thought of on their own IF they saw the need.  New books touching on diversity topics are awesome. But we don't really have to write new books. There are books already written by authors all around the world, that reflect their culture, way of life, history, customs and traditions. Just find them and put them on the library shelves or sell them in our bookstores. OK. We may have to translate some of them. We can do that!! :)

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HowStuffWorks "How Royalty Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Royalty Works" | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Royalty enjoys incredible privilege and is often envied by everyone in the country. Learn about royalty and what sets royalty apart from other rulers.
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EXCERPT:  “In this article, we'll learn about the origins of royal families, find out what their functions are both today and in the past, and dig through their dirty laundry to find some of the most shocking royal scandals in history.” [Clickthrough to view the related video.]

 

It's OK. To explain how they work but my question was "Why Do We Need Them?" Why do we need anybody to LEAD us? We can decide our own fate, can't we? We know which direction we want to take with our lives don't we?

 

Truthfully if two people stood in front of you and one said: “Bow! You are in the presence of your ruler!” - then the other one said: “It is my honor to serve and protect you.” Which one would you take an immediate liking to??

 

#HUMOR  #HUMOUR  I'm not asking a question.  It's humor!!! :)

 

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Grotesque Human And Animal Hybrid Sculptures By Liu Xue

Grotesque Human And Animal Hybrid Sculptures By Liu Xue | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

 

Chinese sculptor Liu Xue combines a human with an animal, creating a hybrid being.  Each being has a human head with animal appendage (or appendages). A man is merged with a pig, a woman with a chicken, a man with a dog, and more.The result is something we haven’t seen before, one that

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Look at that face!  You should see the rest of the body!  My only question is:  Where was this sculptor when they were creating Greek and Roman mythical creatures?

 

Link was shared via Treasurepen.com

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Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom

Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
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“ After a dozen years excavating, an archaeological team led by Steven Collins claims to have discovered a city that matches the Bible’s Sodom, the city destroyed, along wit
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Almost certain this is a claim that will not be substantiated.  Pretty sure the destruction of Sodom according to the Biblical account was meant erase all traces.  Nevertheless ... dig on! Might find other unexpected treasures.  :)
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Five Legendary Lost Cities that have Never Been Found

Five Legendary Lost Cities that have Never Been Found | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The story of Atlantis is one of the most renowned and enduring tales of a lost city, said to have been swallowed up by the sea and lost forever. Yet, the story of Atlantis is not unique, as other cultures have similar legends of landmasses and cities
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Have a fascination with lost cities and ancient civilizations. Lyonesse is the home country of Tristan, in Arthurian legend. Supposedly it's at the bottom of the sea. I just said that to peak your curiosity. Don't you want to know about the other four lost cities?
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Men have discovered a buried city under water in China!

Men have discovered a buried city under water in China! | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Chine : Les incroyables photos d'une cité perdue sous-marine chinoise découverte récemment, une ville entière enfouie sous les eaux.

Via David le frenchy
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Fascinating!  Had to use the Google Translator to read this in English.  But it's worth a rescoop!  "China: The amazing pictures of a Chinese submarine lost city recently discovered a whole town buried under water. ... The city, named "Lion City" is between 26 and 40 meters deep. ... "  Love this kind of stuff!  Don't you??
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The world's first ghetto, 500 years later

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The word "ghetto" is derived from a community in Venice, Italy, where Jewish people were forced to live five centuries ago.  

 

In preparation for the 500th anniversary of Italy's Venetian Ghetto, Ziyah Gafic scoured the 7-acre-wide part of the Cannaregio district where, for centuries, Jews were forced to live.  But all he found was an overwhelming silence -- an element that became central to the photographs he made there.


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No additional insight to add. except  ... Wondering that if such a community had never been established perhaps the world "ghetto" would not be in our vocabulary.

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Brandon Whitley's curator insight, March 10, 2016 9:58 AM
my opinion on this cultural event is that people have there traditions and they do what they have to do to keep them alive and to keep there gods happy.  





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Quotes About Texas

Quotes About Texas | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Rummaging through some of my old content and material and found some quotes about TEXAS.

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"The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' "    -Kinky Friedman.  (Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (1944 - ), American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.)

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A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

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To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!

 

Tag: cemetery, monuments, landscape.


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When you explain the symbolism, graveyards don't seem as spooky.  :)

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 24, 2015 1:18 PM

A good friend of mine always calls October 1st, the first day of Halloween.  Enjoy exploring the geography of cemeteries!

asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:44 AM

#cemetery #symbols might alleviate #pain of #families...#Ankaradayız

 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 10:04 AM

unit 3...I also shared a bit of this during unit 2 when we looked at CDR

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Five myths about the Chinese economy

Five myths about the Chinese economy | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Predictions of deepening economic woes are plentiful. Here are five arguments against the pessimism. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Hmmm ...?  Informative and well written article.  McKinsey.com is an excellent education and information resource.  Even though the article writer lived and worked in China for 30+ years, not too convinced that Myth #5 is a myth.  Of course, that's just my opinion.  I could be wrong.

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Day of Valor in the Philippines - Persona Paper

Day of Valor in the Philippines - Persona Paper | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

... Today is also Day of Valor here in the Philippines. Araw ng Kagitingan as we call it. That explains the image attached to this post. A finger print in the colors of our flag. After all these years, our country is still looking for its own identity. An identity, no doubt,  shaped by more than three hundred years under foreign rule and still more years under our own colonial mentality. If the World War II veterans can speak right now, they'll be saying that this isn't the country that they fought for. ...

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An enlightening perspective about the people of the Philippines from World War II to present day.

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Latest Political News | Political Articles | Best Indian Politicians

Latest Political News | Political Articles | Best Indian Politicians | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Welcome to Color of Nation. Get latest news and information about Indian politics, latest articles, election campaigns and participate in discussions.
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Excellent GO TO resource to learn more about the political landscape of India, and world news.

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Fascinating Hanbok Costuming

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Hanbok, the traditional Korean national costume, has its roots dated way back in the Joseon Dynasty. It mainly represents one of the most important...
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Talent2050 Today

Regina Angeles is a multicultural recruiter extraordinaire. Sunscribe to receive updates to Talent2050 Today.

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Talent2050 Today's TOP STORY for Monday August 18, 2014.  "Why some feminists say women bosses are just 'a decoy'.  Other great stories and videos.  Take a few minutes to peruse this online publication.

 

* * SIDE COMMENT:  Whether feminists are saying this or non-feminists; whether you agree or disagree with the article, labeling a female in an executive position as a 'decoy' is not nearly as insulting as accusing (“whispering”) that she slept her way to the top. I have worked for really good women bosses and heard that constantly. These ladies were high caliber professionals, expert professionals in their field, and knew how to manage others to get the job done! So now women are not being labeled whores and sluts; they're just decoys! What a step up! This is so ludicrous. Exactly what should the woman do if offered a position she's qualified for?  As if!

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Top 10 Countries With Largest Armies In 2014

Top 10 Countries With Largest Armies In 2014 | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The safety of the country and its individuals is the primary need of every country and the army plays an essential role in this field. It is the army because of which the people can calmly sleep in...
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YATTL!!  Yet Another Top Ten List.   Military might is not something anyone should ignore. The article would have been even more illuminating if there was a quick reference chart that showed country, number of soldiers and budget (dollars spent) and how many times along with the dates of occurrences that they actually engaged The Enemy (i.e. How many real wars happened and how long did they last?).  China is #1 and that's the country that has a one-child-per-family policy.  And they still got a bigger army than everybody!!!

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