Muslim Americans and US liberal values. After the recent attack in San Bernardino, California, US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
" Despite an outcry from some against the proposed ban, the US has seen a wave of Islamophobic incidents, leaving many Muslim-American communities under added scrutiny. But outside of these attacks, what are the issues facing Muslim Americans? Is there something distinct that can be called "American Islam"? And do Muslims in the US see a clash between the country's liberal values and traditional religious belief? In this web special, Linda Sarsour, an activist and executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, and leading Muslim scholar Yasir Qadhi discuss the key issues facing Muslim Americans today. Editor's note: This Arena was recorded prior to US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's calls to ban Muslims from entering the US and the attack in San Bernardino. Everybody in dresses: Why does gender neutral clothing always mean ‘boy’ clothes for girls?
When I was working as an ASL interpreter in a high school in rural Nova Scotia, the English teacher announced one day that the class was going to read The Outsiders.
The kids groaned as he handed out the battered paperbacks. Having found the book dated when I read it in my own grade ten English class years earlier, I sympathized with their reactions. But the teacher was determined to secure everyone’s enthusiasm for the plight of the Greasers. “When S.E. Hinton wrote this book,” he informed us brightly “He was only 16 years old.” It seemed bizarre that someone who had likely been teaching this book as long as I’d been alive would get such a major fact wrong, so I stayed after class to clarify. “Um, I’m pretty sure S.E. “Oh I know!” His perspective was clear. I felt like a similar thing was happening when I saw a trailer for the new clothing line Ellen Degeneres designed for Gap Kids.
To be clear, I loved this video the first time I watched it. I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. Research Suggests No One Is Completely Straight. Many agree sexuality is a spectrum (as is gender) and that most people are not entirely homosexual or entirely heterosexual, and a new study reveals very few women who identify as straight are actually completely straight.
RELATED: Your Understanding of Gender Might be Wrong. Here's Why. Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion. By Maria Popova “Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.”
In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, Aldous Huxley — legendary author of Brave New World, lesser-known but no less compelling writer of children’s books, modern prophet — penned an essay titled “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds.” It was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post and eventually included in Moksha: Aldous Huxley’s Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience (public library) — a selection of Huxley’s fiction, essays, and letters titled after the Sanskrit word for “liberation.” In the essay, Huxley considers the gifts and limitations of our wakeful consciousness, our universal quest for transcendence, and the interplay of drugs and democracy. He once again peers into the future: HT Open Culture Donating = Loving.
The World According to Xenocrates. - Xenocrates The greatest conquerors of the old (and new) world are white.
Why is that? Have you ever wondered how is it that white folks essentially control the vast majority of the power in the world? I’ve heard many theories on the subject, from Afrocentric philosophers to white supremacists – all of which have gaping holes in their logic. The answer is deceptively simple. Stating the Obvious I usually need to do a one paragraph preamble to ward off stoic trolls, because unfortunately, most people don’t understand the purpose of language and so instead of getting caught in yet another debate about semantics versus material, let me state the obvious. Thanks. Genetic Advantage? When I speak of Genetic Advantage, I’m referring to a specific expression of the human genotype (i.e., a phenotype) that has the greatest advantage in the current environmental configuration.
That’s why Hitler was wrong about Aryan Supremacy (from a scientific point of view). Necessary Deprecation Genetic Mutation.