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Cultural Genocide

Terrorized Texts: The Iraqi-Syrian Crisis and Its Chilling Effect on Kurdish Publishing

Elizabeth A. Nolan | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth A. Nolan

As the Syrian civil war rages into its 6th year, cultural criminality continues. Beneath the headlines, however, ISIS is claiming yet another cultural victim: Kurdish literature and with it, the multi-dialectal Kurdish language.

Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.

Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

While schools take time off to celebrate Thanksgiving -- a holiday based on the supposed friendly relations between the Pilgrims and Mashpee Wampanoag...

Rand Paul Thinks 'Lack Of Assimilation' Is Native Americans' Problem

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the airwaves Thursday to broadcast his theory that Native Americans "don't do very well because of their ...

White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2016 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

KKK Posing as Victim of "Cultural Genocide"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

For literally decades, calls have gone out by civil and human rights advocates to remove of the battle flag of the Confederacy from public sites like state capitol grounds and other government buildings.

Cultures Are Not Costumes to Be Tried On

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.18.2016 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I lived with the Hopi Indians on their tiny reservation for about eight years. I married a Hopi artist and we have a beautiful half-Hopi daughter who is an enrolled member of the tribe. Even before my marriage, I was all but legally adopted by a Hopi family. But I have never claimed to "be" Hopi.

A New Report Says Canada Committed 'Cultural Genocide'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a landmark report on Tuesday that extensively details accounts of aboriginal children undergoing...

Hope Flows From Hollow Water

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Koehler

Hollow Water First Nation Reserve may have felt utterly isolated in their troubles, but what a few of them started to do -- in synchronicity with people in other indigenous communities -- has spread hope and awareness across the planet.

Arizona's Cultural Genocide & Social Production of "Knowledge"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the history of the U.S., in their role as social institutions, schools have reproduced the cultural norms, often with the attendant range of social inequities and dominant group privileges found within the larger society.