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Doing Race Through the Culture Cycle (RaceWorks Series, Video 11)

Doing Race Through the Culture Cycle (RaceWorks Series, Video 11)

[MUSIC] How do people “do race” in society? The “culture cycle” is a tool that helps us map this out. Race operates across different levels of society: the individual level the interactional level the institutional level and the ideological level. These levels can be represented in a useful tool called the “culture cycle.” Let’s take a look at each level to see how it contributes to how we “do race.” When people think about race, they often start at the…

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The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution

The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution

America’s civil rights movement ushered in an era of a cultural revolution in the United States. It was a great unifying time and I’ll fight for freedom, justice and equality that brought together young white people and older whites and African Americans that was for freedom. We got involved because we knew that right is might and wrong is very strong. The legacy of slavery continued to define the collective consciousness of blacks and whites. Jim Crow laws and customs…

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The “opportunity gap” in US public education — and how to close it | Anindya Kundu

The “opportunity gap” in US public education — and how to close it | Anindya Kundu

My first job out of college was as an academic researcher at one of the largest juvenile detention centers in the country. And every day I would drive to this building on the West Side of Chicago, go through the security checkpoint and walk down these brown, brick hallways as I made my way down to the basement to observe the intake process. The kids coming in were about 10 to 16 years old, usually always black and brown, most…

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Upward mobility requires education. Here’s how America falls short. | Arne Duncan | Big Think

Upward mobility requires education. Here’s how America falls short. | Arne Duncan | Big Think

The only way I know how to end cycles of poverty is by giving children, who happened to be born in poverty, which is never their fault, a chance to get a great education. If we want to have upper mobility, if we want to have a growing middle-class the only way I know how to do that is through education. And quite honestly these days Im starting to worry about our democracy and our democracy fraying at the edges….

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What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

The two places where I feel most free aren’t actually places. They’re moments. The first is inside of dance. Somewhere between rising up against gravity and the feeling that the air beneath me is falling in love with my body’s weight. I’m dancing and the air is carrying me like I might never come down. The second place that I feel free is after scoring a goal on the soccer pitch. My body floods with the chemical that they put…

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TedxVienna – Niko Alm – The End of Freedom of Religion

TedxVienna – Niko Alm – The End of Freedom of Religion

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Tijana Mihajlović So, this is what driver’s licenses used to look like in Austria. Quite unhandy, huh? Usually, they don’t have the edges cut off. Mine is cut off because it’s not valid anymore; I got myself a new one. And it’s the story of – I got my new driver’s license. I wanted to change the unhandy driver’s license to a new one in credit card format, which I happened to bring here. And I…

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Academic freedom: What it is, what it isn’t and why there’s confusion | Robert Quinn

Academic freedom: What it is, what it isn’t and why there’s confusion | Robert Quinn

Academic freedom is an often misunderstood and often contested concept. But at its essence, its the freedom of research professionals, educators to seek the truth, to follow their research, their teaching, their ideas, and to share them in an order to pursue that truth however it leads, assuming they’re doing it according to professional and ethical standards. It’s contested because sometimes asking questions can be sensitive or can be threatening to people who don’t want to have their worldview changed…

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We Are Trying to Shift a Culture -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

We Are Trying to Shift a Culture -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

We’re trying to shift a culture; that’s what we are doing here. We’re shifting a culture that acknowledges the power, the necessity of its citizens to feel their humanity and to validate those feelings of compassion, of kindness, of goodness. And I think that to a certain degree these days science is with us; because more and more of the research and so forth they’re showing that this is essential to our society. Can we be brave enough to acknowledge…

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What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea | Yeonmi Park

What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea | Yeonmi Park

I was born in 1993 in the northern part of North Korea, in a town called Hyesan, which is on the border with China. I had loving parents and one older sister. Before I was even 10 years old, my father was sent to a labor camp for engaging in illegal trading. Now, by “illegal trading” — he was selling clogs, sugar, rice and later copper to feed us. In 2007, my sister and I decided to escape. She was…

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Unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures: Claus Meyer at TEDxCopenhagen 2012

Unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures: Claus Meyer at TEDxCopenhagen 2012

Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Tanya Cushman Thank you very much. I want to share with you the idea that great taste is not just a source of joy, but also a matter of love, and maybe, an instrument to improve life. I’m from a part of the world where ascetic doctors and Prussian priests have led an anti-hedonistic, 300-year-long crusade against the pleasure-giving qualities of food, (Laughter) and sensuality as such. The idea of preparing wonderful meals for your loved…

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