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But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal terms: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.” Even an angry Almighty can’t compete with mortals whose love turns to hate. Cornel West’s rage against President Barack Obama evokes that kind of venom. Hip-Hop Sampling - Copyright Criminals. #HistoricPOC Is the Powerful Illustration of Black History Month Everyone Needs to See. Every President’s Executive Orders In One Chart. President Obama is due to announce an executive action Thursday, one that will change the legal status of millions of immigrants and is likely to be remembered as a major effort to change the country’s immigration system.
The action would reportedly allow up to 4 million undocumented immigrants legal work status, and an additional 1 million protection from deportation. How Racism Created America's Chinatowns. Last month, a San Francisco tour guide was caught in a racist rant about the city's Chinatown, berating residents for "eating turtles and frogs" and for not assimilating into American culture.
There's an irony to these grievances, considering that Chinatowns in the U.S. sprang up in large part because of anti-Chinese racism, and because of legal barriers that prevented assimilation. At their height, there were dozens of Chinatowns, in big metro areas like Los Angeles and Chicago and in smaller cities like Cleveland and Oklahoma City. Cool at 13, Adrift at 23. How languages evolve - Alex Gendler. 27 Badass Images Of Women Winning And Exercising The Right To Vote. In 1921, Missouri voters passed a ballot measure amending the state constitution to allow women to hold political office.
This was also the first election after the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting all U.S. women the right to vote. The ability of women's votes to affect women's lives revealed itself instantly, and it's as pressing as ever in 2014. Women's reproductive rights are being threatened in three states with anti-abortion constitutional amendments on the ballot.
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Everytown for Gun Safety - School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook. Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 74 school shootings in America.
How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives? Communities all over the country live in fear of gun violence. That’s unacceptable. We should feel secure in sending our children to school — comforted by the knowledge that they’re safe. Click here to read the full report. If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting. Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school week, according to data maintained by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group fighting to end gun violence.
Including Tuesday's incident at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, 74 school shootings have taken place in the approximately 18 months since the Dec. 14, 2012, Newtown shooting. The average school year typically lasts about 180 days, which means there have been roughly 270 school days, or 54 weeks, of class since the shooting at Newtown. Social Studies Texts. The Front Lines of Ferguson « I don’t know what made me buy a plane ticket to St.
Louis at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday. Maybe it was remembering that feeling of helplessness and guilt after learning of the Trayvon Martin verdict while embarking on a carefree cross-country road trip. J. Cole - Be Free. Melissa Harris-Perry's Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police. In a short but powerful segment on Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry connected the recent police killing of Michael Brown to the deaths of other black men at the hands of police — and to America's history of injustice towards black people.
Harris-Perry read the names of some of the hundreds of men who were killed by police across the country "in the past decade alone," from Sean Bell to Oscar Grant to Eric Garner to Brown. All of the men she mentioned were unarmed at the time of their death. In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police. "From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country," she said.
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Many of the resources -- and equally as important, the frameworks for thinking about creating curriculum -- are equally applicable for creating conversations and curriculum around talking about Mike Brown. And we need to talk about Mike Brown.] When I heard that Mike Brown was shot – unarmed, multiple times – by a police officer, my thoughts immediately went to the many stories I have heard over the years from my students of color about their experiences with the police.
And the reaction of the authorities in Ferguson, MO since Mike Brown was shot by a police officer despite being unarmed has looked more like a police state than anything I can remember in America in my lifetime. Macbeth. America Is Not For Black People. Trending on Related Blogs Robin Williams' Daughter Pens Heartbreaking Goodbye to Her Father 7k people reading on Gawker America Is Not For Black People 1.7k people reading on The Concourse Robin Williams Once Bought Conan O'Brien a Bicycle to Cheer Him Up 1.2k people reading on Gawker Recommended by Greg Howard America Is Not For Black People.
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