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Cultural Diversity

Regarding Culture Thieves

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Diversity is no mere slogan, but a challenging reality. Respect that is not reciprocated is subservience. As I would not have your beliefs imposed on me, so I must not impose mine on you. This is part of the social contract.

How I Discovered My American Identity

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

Many Americans never discover their American identity until they befriended non-Americans. I am one of those many. This is my story of patriotic discovery that began back when I wanted nothing to do with America and ended in the international corridor of my university.

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.

Music Matters -- Everywhere!

Victoria Dunning | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Music education has been shown to improve brain development and improve memory in young children. And, as we have seen among GFC partners, music also feeds children's souls and hearts.

Valuable Life Lessons to Gain From Thanksgiving

Suna Senman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Thanksgiving offers opportunities to learn and bequeath meaningful life lessons for peace, joy and happiness. November can be a gray, cold and diffi...

Smithsonian Latino Center Fellows: Latino History Is Part of American History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 12.22.2013 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Hispanic Heritage Month just wrapped up, and as always, showcased the history and accomplishments of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

One Percent for Culture: Expanding the City's Cultural Footprint

Jimmy Van Bramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jimmy Van Bramer

What we as a city invest in culture is returned so many ways. Cultural organizations unite us as a society, improve the quality of our lives, and provide activities and opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels.

Everyone Has a DiverseStory... Even Straight White Men

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

I knew straight white men would ask "How do I have a DiverseStory?" While their stories may need to be told more delicately, they can be just as profound.

The Best Education Money Cannot Buy

Yumi Kuwana | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Yumi Kuwana

Seeing global education as part of a shared family mission as opposed to an individual pursuit allows students to tap into strong resources for support and insight along the way.

Diversity Course Now Required For Graduation At This University

Seattle Times | Lornet Turnbull | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices

Saying it has an obligation to prepare students for a more global society, the University of Washington will require undergrads to complete a course i...

Don't Celebrate Just Yet...

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Singapore Diaries... Part I

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

My earliest memories of Singapore date back to the early '90s when I took my first trip there with my parents. I still have the (scary) memory of the cab driver warning us about littering or jaywalking.

Veterans Bring Diversity to Campus

Barbara Mujica | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Barbara Mujica

By expanding their applicant pool to include more veterans, universities might achieve not only a more desirable racial and economic balance, but also a greater diversity of experience and perspectives.

Latino Muslims Carving A New American Identity

Common Ground News Service | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

America has always been recognized for its diversity, and is seen as a country composed of minorities who intersect with one another on a regular basis. The steadily growing number of Latino Muslims in the United States is inevitable.

No Chris Brown, My Father Is Not a Terrorist

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Gurbaksh Chahal

Things did get better for me. Unfortunately, millions still get mocked, bullied and beaten every day under a red, white and blue backdrop.

The Two White Americas

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

The presidential election last week took many Americans by surprise, particularly those who supported Romney. Many Republicans were, and still are, in...

Not All Celebrate Dead with Food

Elio Leturia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Celebrating death, especially with food, seemed so strange to me as South American Latino. When I asked about this to my Mexican friends they said that it was a way to celebrate the life that the dead person had had in this world.

Dharma Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

The Dharma continues to be about Culture -- whether we are aware of that or not is a factor which will either lead us to create more freedom or less freedom for all of us.

Buddha Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

And why is the Buddha all about culture? Because the Buddha recognized the importance of culture as a path to freedom.

Language Diversity Is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.

Promoting Respect for Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

A primary goal of culturally responsive education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting.

Magnet Schools Are an Important Option for LAUSD

Gary Orfield | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education
Gary Orfield

We need to make sure that students from all parts of the city have the right to participate in this important alternative, which is one of the only real paths to college, particularly for disadvantaged students, that's left in the City of Los Angeles.

The West Indian Day Parade: An Island Woman's Perspective

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

I am stunned by the disparity in perception on the part of some New York City police officers and the reality of my experiences at the West Indian Day Parade.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

Praising "The Feminine" Is Discriminating

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

I would like for us to stop assigning certain personality traits and approaches to the "feminine" or the "masculine" which creates an "us vs. them" mentality that helps no one.