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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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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds?  The answer is so obvious!  Facts are just like decorations and accessories.  What's in my mind is RIGHT!  :)
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 5, 2017 3:16 AM

Thanks to Dr. Susan Bainbridge.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 5, 2017 11:25 AM

The writer talks about "Confirmation Bias:"  Comes down to "Don't confuse me with facts."  -Lon

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Little Known Black History Fact: Lee Wesley Gibson

Little Known Black History Fact: Lee Wesley Gibson | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Mr. Gibson or “George” passed away at the age of 107 and is noted in the records as the oldest surviving member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

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*Little Known Black History Fact: Lee Wesley Gibson* _My name ain't George._ 
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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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What an incredible treasure trove!!
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 8, 2017 4:02 PM

What a super resource for kids and grandchildren, not to mention parents and grandparents.

Carol Isakson's curator insight, August 9, 2017 12:28 PM
Exciting collection of books. Look into the openculture.com site too! It has ads but is an amazing collection. From About statement: "Open Culture editor Dan Colman scours the web for the best educational media. He finds the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & movies you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between."
irene's curator insight, September 10, 2017 7:36 PM
WOW!
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35 fascinating photos of Korea from 100 years ago (before K-dramas took over Asia)

35 fascinating photos of Korea from 100 years ago (before K-dramas took over Asia) | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words. That's certainly the case with the following collection of stunning photographs taken in Korea between 1890 and 1903 by visiting foreigners. The diverse, everyday scenes they depict shed light on the lifestyles of people at the time. Interestingly, this pictorial set was circul
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Fascinating!  That covering over the ladies' heads are parasols.
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Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206

Globalization has been in process for centuries, and has had a huge effect on Big History, and on Collective Learning. This week, Emily is investigating early globalization through three things that moved around the world and shaped collective learning in the early decades of globalization: Printing, Potatoes, and Plagues.

Via Seth Dixon
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Printing, Potatoes, and Plagues.  Even without being an historian or watching the video, there is no doubt these 3 things had an impact on the whole wide world.
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The Book of Judges: A Timely Application

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The Book of Judges covers a period in the history of Israel which begins after the death of Joshua, the leader who succeeded Moses. There were notable judges of Israel who are heroes of faith. These scriptures have a timely application to our world today.
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Thousands of Philistine men died before they figured out they just needed to send in one woman.  The story of Samson and Delilah.
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Valluvar Kottam- An Architectural Wonder

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Valluvar Kottam- A Tribute To The Glorious Poet

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"The Valluvar Kottam was constructed to honor the memorable and scholarly poet Thiruvalluvar for his masterpiece in Tamil classical literature, the Thirukural. ..."
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Ancient History: Kingdoms : Lydia and Persia - LiteracyBase

Ancient History: Kingdoms : Lydia and Persia - LiteracyBase | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Have been subscribing to a newsletter that shares articles about ancient history. In addition, I glean tidbits of info from wherever I can find them. Learning about ancient peoples and civilizations brings me closer to the origins of man (the time before satellites, cable TV and the Internet � ) and reminds me that no …
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Atlas Obscura: A travel guide like no other

"A popular website and now a bestselling book, Atlas Obscura is a guide to many of the world's most unusual places. Serena Altschul discusses some of the awe-inspiring destinations with two of the guide's creators, Josh Foer and Dylan Thuras."

 

Tags: place, tourism, video, geo-inspiration.


Via Seth Dixon
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Satisfy your wanderlust for the obscure.
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Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom

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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

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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!

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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.


Via Seth Dixon
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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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Top 10 Most Racist Countries in the World - InfoBarrel

Top 10 Most Racist Countries in the World - InfoBarrel | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
As controversial as it may be, there are lots of misconstrued notions floating around on racism. Here is a top 10 list of the most racist countries actually based on something more than speculation.
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Since this article is dated 2013. Perhaps it's an impossible dream but I was just wondering if anything has changed in these countries and/or if other countries just added to the list in a re-ranking process.
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10 countries that desperately want people to have more sex

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Roughly half the countries around the world experience low fertility rates, and some get pretty creative in how they encourage procreation.

Via Seth Dixon
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Great!  Figures they would come up with this solution now that I'm passed the age of childbearing.  LOL.  LOL.
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Deanna Wiist's curator insight, September 12, 2017 8:55 PM

While many countries have anti-natalist policies (policies to discourage more births), other countries with declining populations have pro-natalist policies in an attempt to increase fertility rates.  While not an exhaustive list, this list gives a few more examples that teachers can use to show how countries in stage 4 of the demographic transition are dealing with declining fertility rates.  

 

 

Tags: declining populations, population, demographic transition model, modelsunit 2 population. 

Ms. Amanda Fairchild's curator insight, October 16, 2017 1:21 PM
Examples of pro-natalist countries.
Frances Meetze's curator insight, September 10, 1:18 PM
Population

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Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

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"The Jordanian parliament voted on Tuesday to abolish a provision in the penal code that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims - a move that is being hailed as 'historic' by activists and locals. Article 308 permit[ed] pardoning rape perpetrators if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years.  The controversial provision has for decades divided Jordan between those who believe the law is necessary to protect women's 'honour', and others who see it as a violation of basic human rights."


Via Seth Dixon
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This is major for womens' rights.
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Mr Mac's curator insight, August 2, 2017 6:49 PM
Unit 3 - Culture and Gender, Unit 4 - Politics and Gender, Unit 6 - Gender and Development
David G Tibbs's curator insight, March 22, 12:54 PM
It's amazing how these laws can even exist in today's global society. The law itself is a violation of human rights by making someone who is harmed to before attached to the person that harmed them. It's also shocking some of the countries that have abolished similar laws only within the last 30 years. Countries like Italy, Romania, France, and Peru to name a few. This is not just a continuing issue in the middle east but also in areas in Latin America and in Asia. Hopefully, countries will follow suit, which will take a major change in culture and thought. It will also take a major amount of energy from the people in those countries to change these laws.
 
Katie Kershaw's curator insight, March 27, 11:39 AM
The original reason that this law was put into practice was the most interesting part of the article.  The law stated that men who raped women would not be punished if they married their victim.  It was said that the law protected women from the stigma surrounding rape, especially if they became pregnant.  It’s hard to tell if lawmakers were genuinely concerned with women’s well-beings or if they were just looking for a way to prevent men from being punished and just disguising it as beneficial to women.  The law was in place for about 60 years and was approved to repeal by a very slim majority.  This is a step in making Jordan a more progressive country that respects human rights, however they are still far from having gender equality.  It was upsetting to me that I had never heard of this law before it was introduced to me in class because it shows that the U.S. and media don’t pay attention to such violations of human rights.  It was also crazy to me that it took until 2017 for the law to be repealed, but even more shocking that it was put into place just 60 years ago.  If I didn’t know the history of it, I would have assumed it was some ancient law.
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Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

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An extraordinary new Pentagon study has concluded that the U.S.-backed international order established after World War 2 is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing”, leading the United States to lose…
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Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’ : Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’. ~ EXCERPT:  "In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order created by U.S. power after the Second World War." ~ This article goes way over my head. I just think viewing your nation as an “empire” or a “superpower” is setting yourself for a fall. If you stay on the ground instead of placing yourself on a pedestal, you stand a better chance of seeing what's really going around you and what you need to do to "stay awake". It's a simpleton's point of view.  IMHO.
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Flying Water Taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this Summer

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Flying Water Taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this Summer

Via TechinBiz
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Always wondered when someone would finally think of flying water taxis!  :)
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Top Facebook Updates That You Can’t Afford to Miss - March 2017 Edition

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Are you looking for the best Facebook Ads tips&tricks to maximize your ROI in 2017? Here you have the latest Facebook news. Don't miss it!

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Maximizing social media is necessary for online survival.  Since Facebook still has the lion's share we need to keep up!  #socialmeditips #FacebookAds
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, March 14, 2017 12:19 PM
Maximizing social media is necessary for online survival. Since Facebook still has the lion's share we need to keep up! #socialmeditips #FacebookAds
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Kanaval, Rara Rara & Krick? Krack!

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… Haitians are proud their country became one of the first independent nations in the Americas and was the first republic to be led by people of African descent. Whilst his leadership is not wholly revered, even deemed brutal, Dessalines is respected by the Haitian people for his part in establishing the country. ...
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Various festivals and holidays celebrated in Haiti.
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FoxNet2017 - King of Pop’s daughter has her own wings to fly!...

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King of Pop’s daughter has her own wings to fly! Michael Jackson’s 18-year-old daughter joined the likes of Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid after signing with international modeling firm, IMG.  ...

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Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, pursuing a modeling and acting career.  She has nice eyes.  :)
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But He Likes Me! Yeah? So What! - LiteracyBase

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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

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A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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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

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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

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When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe

Via Seth Dixon
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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.