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Putting a Price on a Human Life

Mark Gerzon | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

How much is one human life worth? The answer, if you are an American inside the borders of our country, seems to be in the range of $6 million. The family of the 12-year-old shot by police in Cleveland, Tamir Rice, was awarded $6 million.

7 Reasons Why This School Is Banning Halloween

Karyn Pickles | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

This gem scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday: A friend's children's school has decided to forgo Halloween this year in favor of... I don't know... Friday, I guess. The decision was attributed to the "staff" and the reasons behind it were given as follows.

Intricacies of Kuki and Naga Ethnocentrism in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Though there seems no quick fix to the ongoing problems of the Kukis and the Nagas, it has become an issue that cannot be ignored for too long.

Let's Be Honest, Now

Miran Youn | Posted 08.05.2012 | Teen
Miran Youn

I would suggest that today's melting pot is frozen into clumps of clay balls with different colors unable to mix into one another. Such disunity is the result of ethnocentrism.

Should You Date Outside Your Tribe?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

With Valentine's Day approaching, here's an interesting letter I got recently, applying to both men and women.

Media Matters In Africa

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.17.2012 | Media
Paul Stoller

The more humane dimension of African social life, however is rarely discussed in the press. Patrick Smith's commentary of superficial impressions is, I'm afraid, much more common.

Liberation Through Assimilation: Burqa Ban Comes To Canada

Sonny Singh | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

This isn't about whether we think wearing burqas or niqabs is a good idea or not. The issue is whether a government should be able to impose its notion of national identity on its citizens

Ethnocentrism and the Business of Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Men like Mitt Romney and Herman Cain so bent extending business models to solve our complex social and economic problems? Anthropologists would say that they are engaging in a kind of ethnocentric thinking.