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Black Pop Culture: A Racist Corporate Fabrication

Black Pop Culture: A Racist Corporate Fabrication | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
Today's popular Black culture, as seen in mainstream media, is a corporate fabrication: a caricature born from the mind of narrow minded white executives whose racism and bias created an image of Black people based off their stereotypes, fears, and...

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Black Culture, black-culture: One Easy Thing All White People...

black-culture: “One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place” (Video: black-culture: One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place http://t.co/I1TRI0jQF6)...

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History of African-American Cemeteries

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History of African-American Cemeteries

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In Search of Manhood: The Black Male's Struggle for Identity and Power

In Search of Manhood: The Black Male's Struggle for Identity and Power | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it

Many African American males are in a conflict between power in society.


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29 Powerful African American Quotes - Black Culture

29 Powerful African American Quotes - Black Culture | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
  We sought to gather a list of African American quotes that inspire and uplift. We hope you enjoy the the quotes and find that it … (RT @zellieimani: 29 Powerful African American Quotes http://t.co/zKOBgesKSE)...

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Teaching Race and Poverty in the wake of "If I Was A Poor Black Kid"

Teaching Race and Poverty in the wake of "If I Was A Poor Black Kid" | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it

Let me explain: this particular article has created a firestorm of controversy online.  All of the debated points center on how we think about race and  poverty in the USA.  I'm most certainly not endorsing this article as a 'stand-alone' source of information, but rather a jumping off point to discuss some difficult questions that, fundamentally are geographic in nature.   This is a difficult subject, so sometimes we feel more comfortable just ignoring the topic...I feel that is a disservice to our students.   

 

Personally, what I want my students to understand and get out of this is two-fold: the advice that Gene Marks makes to individuals to pursue educational opportunities to improve their situation is excellent and sound.  The problem lies in that this individual advice is being proposed as a societal remedy for larger, structural problems.  In essence it is a problem of scale.  What is good advice for the individual with not cure all the ails of systemic problems that go far beyond needs education.  What do you want your students to get out of this debate/discussion?     

Some sample rebuttal articles:

http://www.dominionofnewyork.com/2011/12/13/if-i-were-the-middle-class-white-guy-gene-marks/#.TuodE3qwXh_

 

 

http://www.good.is/post/an-ode-to-a-poor-black-kid-i-never-knew-how-forbes-gets-it-wrong/

And a snippet of a more scholarly piece "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria:"

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~jdowd/tatum-blackkids.pdf


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Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:36 AM

Gene Marks probably should have chosen a different topic to write about, or at least one that could be deemed less offensive.  He does have sound advice for those "poor black kids," but only those living in a perfect world can follow his advice fully.  It's easy to say you are going to be the most perfect student you can be, but if you live in an environment where parental supervision is low, a goal such as that is harder to achieve.  Parents in these areas do not stress it enough that being a top notch student is a necessity.  This is not a one dimensional issue. 

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Black: the color of language

“Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms for the word black. It’s always something degrading, low, and sinister. Look at the word white. It’s always something pure, high, and clean. Well I wanna get the language right, tonight.” This is from Martin Luther King, Jr. It is rarely quoted, but it is a powerful statement about the use of language in race and race relations. It’s about how all of these different variables work together to create a divide and ranking system between two of America’s most discussed “races:” Blacks and Whites.


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Restorative justice: One high school's path to reducing suspensions by half

Restorative justice: One high school's path to reducing suspensions by half | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
In one tough high school in Oakland, Calif., a restorative justice program has cut suspensions in half in just a year.

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:23 PM

This is not really new- but it just needs to be used with fidelity.

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Common Core State Standards Initiative | English Language Arts Standards | Writing | Grade 9-10

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Breaking Down the Steps to Content Curation - YouTube

Learn more at: http://labs.openviewpartners.com/videos/breaking-down-the-steps-to-content-curation/ Margot Bloomstein, brand and content strategist at Approp...
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Clay Shirkey on Communities and Curation

Clay Shirkey on Communities and Curation | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it

Clay Shirky has it right.  At the end of the day- humans decide what is important, and curation is about "synchronizing" a community- a KPI obsession. dw

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5 Things Innovative Schools Do Differently - A....

5 Things Innovative Schools Do Differently - A.... | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why some schools become innovative while others stay stuck in the 20th century? Here's 5 things innovative schools do different. (5 Things Innovative Schools Do Differently - A.J.
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How to stay in touch, on top with students

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Community Management Thoughts and Challenges ... - Scoop.it Blog

Community Management Thoughts and Challenges ... - Scoop.it Blog | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
From writing blogposts to product copy, marketing and community emails to curated microblogging, I've been able to connect with the Scoop.it community in ways that I never would have thought. The fact of the matter is, ...
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Community and connectedness with scoop.it

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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 | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Americans don't want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality.

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The Crew's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:55 AM
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
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Malik Yoba: Actor and activist talks new play and pledge to help ‘empower young people’

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African-American media companies unite to illuminate black buying power with #INTHEBLACK campaign

African-American media companies unite to illuminate black buying power with #INTHEBLACK campaign | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - In a historic show of unity, leading African-American media entities are uniting to bring awareness of black buying power to the large advertisers, brand leaders, and media planner...

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African-American’s Buying Power Projected to be $1.1 Trillion By 2015

African-American’s Buying Power Projected to be $1.1 Trillion By 2015 | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it

There are 43 million African Americans in the United States, 13.7 percent of the total population, the second largest racial minority in the country. The median age is 32 and 47 percent are under 35 years of age.

 

Even with these impressive numbers and buying power most mainstream advertisers are not inclusive, do not include African Americans in media and marketing plans and have underestimated the market size.

 

The Nielsen Company study entitled “African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing,” which was commissioned by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, shows the underrepresented potential and spending power of the African American community.


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Graphic: School-to-Prison Pipeline | Suspension Stories

Graphic: School-to-Prison Pipeline | Suspension Stories | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
Suspension Stories - Challenging the School to Prison Pipeline

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Miriam Scurrah's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:19 PM

Too many Tasmanian children are suspended or expelled from school - it's a very lazy way of dealing with issues. We need greater resources in our schools to help these kids - more support for families and teachers and the school community. These children need to be included and not excluded - or the cost to society just increases dramatically both in terms of financial and social costs. 

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School Choice Discrimination Leaves No Choice for Vulnerable Youth of Color

School Choice Discrimination Leaves No Choice for Vulnerable Youth of Color | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it

The term school choice is commonly used by corporate education reformers as a grotesque misnomer to disguise their attempted end-run around the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal recognition in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) of the constitutional right of all children to equal educational opportunity, based upon the absolute rejection of the “separate but equal” concept of segregated public education.

School choice programs encourage privatized outsourcing of public education that increases academic segregation based on race, disability, language and poverty that undermines the concept of equal educational opportunity.


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Questions and Answers: Determining What Our Students Really Need

Questions and Answers: Determining What Our Students Really Need | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
This morning I sat in two inner city middle school classrooms in Indianapolis as I do most weeks. But something struck me deeply in the center of my chest as I was observing the boredom and apathy i

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:13 PM

Getting to know a kid and tell about themselves.  Nothing new- just forgotten.

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Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City

Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
Fault Lines investigates the dynamics of race, poverty and incarceration in a US election year. (Excellent journalism here!

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The Information Age Is In Full Swing - YouTube

THERE'S A GOOD chance that you don't know anyone who's not on Facebook. After all, there are currently 800 million users on it. Projections based on historic...
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Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

If access to higher education is a necessary element in expanding economic prosperity and improving the quality of life, then we need to address the problem of the growing global demand for education, as identified by Sir John Daniel.3 Compounding this challenge of demand from college-age students is the fact that the world is changing at an ever-faster pace. Few of us today will have a fixed, single career; instead, we are likely to follow a trajectory that encompasses multiple careers. As we move from career to career, much of what we will need to know will not be what we learned in school decades earlier. We are entering a world in which we all will have to acquire new knowledge and skills on an almost continuous basis.


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1. Need for Education

2. Social Learning- Old way-Cartesian view of learning- "I think therefore I am"...New way-"We participate therefore we are"

3. Learning to be: virtual communities, little to no cost, goes beyond textbook, What it means to be a.....historian, ect. then content.

4. Power of peer review is motivational

5. Unlimited catalogue of subject offerings

Reflective Practicum: "learning about learning" Action/Passion based learning

Demand pull rather than Supply push

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5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters ... - Scoop.it Blog

5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters ... - Scoop.it Blog | Technology, Culture, and Leadership | Scoop.it
For a lot of companies – including Scoop.it – communicating through content means having several distribution channels – including email – and today we'd like to share a few things we've learned using email newsletters as ...
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