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Simple interventions bridge the achievement gap between Latino and white students, Stanford researcher finds

Simple interventions bridge the achievement gap between Latino and white students, Stanford researcher finds | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"...a simple intervention made with middle school Latino American students reduced the achievement gap significantly. What's more, the positive effect persisted over time.

The matter comes down to overcoming the negative effects of "stereotype threat," a phenomenon that researchers have identified and documented over the last two decades. What they have found – in numerous studies – is that the stress and uncertain sense of belonging that can stem from being a member of a negatively stereotyped group undermines academic performance of minority students as compared with white students."
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"A second study looked at whether affirmation interventions could lessen the persistent threat to Latino Americans' identity caused by the overt or subtle presence of racial and ethnic stereotypes and prejudices."
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"Latino students who had participated in the affirmation exercises were less likely to see daily stress and adversity as threatening to their identity and sense of belonging in school."
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"...tasks provide reassurance about who they are..."
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As to why the interventions affected minorities but not white students, Cohen said, "Latino Americans are under a more consistent and chronic sense of psychological threat in the educational setting than their white counterparts on average. They constantly face negative stereotypes about their ability to succeed, so they are the ones to benefit the most from affirmations that help them to maintain a positive self-image."
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"reframe adversity and challenges as temporary phenomena rather than looming signs that they somehow don't belong"
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"underperformance is frequently not a function of individual inadequacy, but rather systemic failure"
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"A threatening environment can make smart kids less likely to show what they know"

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I'll bet y'all kind of knew this in your heart, even before the study. 
Elephant in the room, why did they non mention African American students?  

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‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER"


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How Alexandra Bell Turns Biased Media Coverage Into Anti-Racist Art

How Alexandra Bell Turns Biased Media Coverage Into Anti-Racist Art | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
"Art people try to get me to diversify my work and not pigeonhole myself so I won’t be seen as the ‘race girl’ in the art world. But everything is about race. It’s tough not to say it’s about race."
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Who’s Olatiwa Karade? Black Designer Makes Woke ‘F**k Racist Grandma’ Sweatshirts

Who’s Olatiwa Karade? Black Designer Makes Woke ‘F**k Racist Grandma’ Sweatshirts | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The young creative, under her brand Splendid Rain Co., is making conscious creations that are a hit across the internet.
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Colin Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island

Colin Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
True to the theme that he’s been nationally talking about – or rather, taking a knee for – since last summer, former 49er Colin Kaepernick attended an “Unthanksgiving Day” celebration o

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ThanksGiving | ThanksTaking - Community Village

ThanksGiving | ThanksTaking - Community Village | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Franklin sits alone on the long side of the table. 
 
There are no Latino characters in Charlie Brown cartoons. There are no Asian characters in Charlie Brown cartoons. I suspect Charles Schulz lived in a segregated neighborhood like most Americans. 

Even through Asians now often live in European-American majority neighborhoods, when these cartoons were made, the Asian population was still low from the legacy of the Asian Exclusion act and Chinese Exclusion Act
 
I don't understand why Charles Schulz excluded Latinos. He lived in California so he knew Latinos existed. 
 
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Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture

Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We discuss the ongoing stream of sexual harassment allegations by women against powerful men, and what experts say is a pervasive culture of misogyny that enables sexual misconduct towards women, with Rebecca Solnit. Her recent article is headlined, “Let this flood of women’s stories never cease: On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time.”
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Active Shooter Training Sessions Increase After Recent Tragedies

Active Shooter Training Sessions Increase After Recent Tragedies | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A group of security experts from around San Diego met for active shooter training in the event of a real-life situation. NBC 7’s Steven Luke takes a look into why there has been a rise in training sessions.
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My previous co-worker is the trainer. 

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Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence - CNN Video

Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence - CNN Video | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Contestants in the Miss Peru pageant broke with tradition by citing statistics on gender violence rather than listing their own body measurements.
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YES!

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The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation

The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Borrowing from other cultures isn’t just inevitable, it’s potentially positive.
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Inside Trump’s immigration crackdown

Inside Trump’s immigration crackdown | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
On this episode of Reveal, we examine efforts throughout the U.S. to deport immigrants faster.
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MBFC media guide

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Here is how the Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) website rated different media outlets in 2017. Outlets are listed below by level of fact checking and political bias when it comes to US news. Those with links have posts of their own on this blog. VERY HIGH fact checking: Left: Left Centre: BBC. Centre: AP News, Gallup, PolitiFact, Pew Research,…
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Katie is a young homeless girl sleeping outside in Winnipeg, Canada. Invisible People on Patreon

Katie is a young homeless girl sleeping outside in Winnipeg, Canada. Invisible People on Patreon | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Official Post from Invisible People: Ever since I met Katie, I cannot stop thinking about what a beautiful mature young woman she is and how cruel our world is that she is sleeping outside homeless!  It was down to 42°f last night in Winnipeg. With the wind, I am sure it felt much colder. Katie said she didn't sleep much.  She mostly w
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U.S. Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1, Judge Rules

U.S. Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1, Judge Rules | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A federal judge on Monday denied the request by the Trump administration to enforce the president's ban on transgender troops.
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Dolores Huerta Documentary

My documentary on Dolores Huerta for History Day.

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Viva Dolores Huerta Viva.... Viva Su Corazón de Oro !!!! Viva La Gente !!!! Se Se Puede !! <3
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Barack Obama calls for more women in power, says men "seem to be having some problems these days"

Barack Obama calls for more women in power, says men "seem to be having some problems these days" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
But he didn’t name names.
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Mindy Kaling, Apu & Indian Americans by Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu discusses the Mindy Project, Apu and the history of Indian American identity in 2012.
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From 2015 but still valid

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Whitopia

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Whitopia (by 2007) is that place in the US where White people move to be among their own kind. Not the Rust Belt or the Farm Belt, but places like exurban Atlanta or the Idaho panhandle, places where White people of means move. Of the 3,142 counties in the US, 284 are Whitopian, all but 17…
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Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to “Nation in Turmoil” After Earthquake, Hurricane

Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to “Nation in Turmoil” After Earthquake, Hurricane | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration plans to revoke a special immigration program for nearly 60,000 Haitians, many of whom came to the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Their temporary protected status, or TPS, will now end in July 2019. We speak with Marleine Bastien, executive director of FANM, Haitian Women of Miami.
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How to study the Whites

How to study the Whites | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
How to study the Whites (Second Nations) of North America: Native lens - only Native American writers and scholars can be trusted to be objective, know the facts, and have a good understanding of the Whites. White universities and professors are the blind leading the blind. White film, news and television cannot be trusted either…
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WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance

WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Questlove, Bilal, Black Thought and more crammed behind the series' eponymous tiny desk in Washington D.C. to perform their song from the "Detroit" soundtrack.
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The diversity visa lottery

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The State Department-run program benefits up to 50,000 people per year from countries with lower levels of immigration to the US
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WATCH: Cops Show What Real Bravery Is As They Disarm Suicidal Man to Save His Life

WATCH: Cops Show What Real Bravery Is As They Disarm Suicidal Man to Save His Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
When two police officers encountered a suicidal man with a rifle, they endangered their own lives in order to stop him from killing himself.
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Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance

Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Content and resources for the education researcher

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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Speaks Against War & Iraq Invasion: “Look at the Cost of That Mistake”

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Speaks Against War & Iraq Invasion: “Look at the Cost of That Mistake” | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We continue our interview with Khizr Khan, one of the country’s best-known Gold Star family members. Khan famously spoke out against Trump at last year’s Democratic National Convention and now reflects on the war that took his son Humayun’s life, the 2003 Iraq War. Capt. Humayun Khan died while fending off a suicide bomber outside the gate of his troop’s Army compound.
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Hidden Figures

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"Hidden Figures" (2016) is a book by Margot Lee Shetterly that is better known as a 2016 Hollywood film of the same name. It tells the true story of how Black women in the US helped to put man into space. There were dozens of such Black women. "Hidden Figures" looks mainly at just three:…
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