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Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2017 | 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.

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

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.

To US Representative Steve King: Multiculturalism Encompasses Everyone

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The diversity in the U.S. poses great challenges and opportunities. I would advise Mr. King that the way we meet these challenges will determine whether we remain on the abyss of our history or whether we achieve our promise of becoming a shining beacon to the world.