Nondiscrimination

19.09.2016 David Swanson

The African American history missing from the Smithsonian

The African American history missing from the Smithsonian

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5279 The new corporate-funded African-American History museum in Washington, D.C., built on the former site of Camp Democracy and all sorts of protests and festivals, is getting a great deal of purely positive press before its doors have opened. This… »

14.09.2016 Pressenza New York

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez In 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). The objective was to highlight Hispanic cultures and their contributions to the national landscape. HHM, in effect, was crafted as a top-down cultural policy to encourage ethnic incorporation, increase economic and political participation, and consolidate… »

09.09.2016 Silvia Swinden

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

09.09.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following my interview with Girl Rising, a campaign to empower girls and to fight poverty through education. Female empowerment has to start from childhood. Strong girls make the whole society strong. (All Photos Courtesy of Girl Rising) MR: What are the objectives… »

08.09.2016 Deutsche Welle

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

Children make up nearly half of refugees worldwide. DW’s Kathleen Schuster spoke with the UNHCR’s Babar Baloch about the perils that children face as refugees. Back in March – as the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece’s border with Macedonia made headlines – Babar Baloch, the UNHCR’s spokesman for Central Europe,… »

04.09.2016 Deutsche Welle

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people want Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to officially allow them to use their own gender designations rather than relegating them to “male” or “female.” For them, it’s about dignity and recognition. An estimated 80,000 people in Germany identify as intersex, meaning that they don’t display the gender traits of… »

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