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The Art of Logical Thinking – From the First Move to the Last – Neil McDonald

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The Art of Logical Thinking - From the First Move to the Last - Neil McDonald

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Is the Spanish language white?

Is the Spanish language white? | Ateismo | Scoop.it

"As the immigration reform bill hangs in the balance in Congress, it is worth considering the history -- rather, the long histories -- of some of the key issues it tackles. One of them is the status of the Spanish language in the United States and its vexed relationship to the category of whiteness, and to the majority white, English-speaking population."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:38 AM

I was initially startling to read this headline in the paper (yes I do occasionally read those when I can get my hands on one for free).  Being a Mexican-American Spanish speaker, I think I might be hyper-sensitive to this issue since the very concept of 'whiteness' has been used as justification for institutionalized discrimination.  Once I got over my immediate defensive reaction, I was able to see that it was a thoughful piece that explored the history of how we think about race in the United States; even if the concept of race is not genetically sound, it still plays a powerful role in how we think about peoples and places.

Treathyl Fox's comment, August 11, 2013 9:43 AM
Is the Spanish language white? (??) Must confess. Would have never thought to ask this question.
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What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With?

What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With? | Ateismo | Scoop.it
A breakdown of Congress' religious makeup. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:02 PM

Cultural geography! Very intersting!

Adilson Camacho's comment, August 24, 2013 8:03 PM
http://mappingmormonism.byu.edu/?page_id=12
Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:09 PM

This map adds interesting insight to how Religion might affect Congress. America is a very Christian country, supported by the map. The other non-Christian religions are shown to be condensed in to small or isolated areas. This also supports the stereotypical ideas we have of the regions in America. Baptist for exapmle, is highly popular in the south. This is typically the religion we associate with the south. The Mid-West is an area with a high Mormon population, therefore it makes sense that the representatives fom those states consist of Mormon religious people.