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Global Politics - as in the IB Diploma course of that name (although this page is not connected to the IBO directly)
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The Problem With Little White Girls (and Boys)

The Problem With Little White Girls (and Boys) | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it

White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil.

 

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A very thought-provoking article - required reading before planning a Gap Year.

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Is 'gap yah' volunteering a bad thing?

Is 'gap yah' volunteering a bad thing? | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Building a school or digging a well abroad might make people feel good, says Daniela Papi, but it can be counterproductive.
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It's become just another exploitative industry.

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