Wendy Botting

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The hope -- and burden -- of being the first black leader in your field

When the United States elected its first black president in 2008, it felt like a turning point — a cultural milestone for our country, a moment of grace in its fraught history of race relations, the fulfillment of an equality long promised by our founding fathers.<p>Seven years later, a new turning …

Labor Day-The building where 146 workers lost their lives in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. #Remember http://t.co/MfklDdOXKX

A Charity Gave Refugee Children Disposable Cameras

Unicef gave 500 Syrian and Palestinian refugee children disposable cameras. This is what they saw.

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The Lifelong Effects Of The Gender Wage Gap

When men and women’s incomes and retirement savings are stacked up against their projected health care costs and life expectancies, women are much …

Retirement

You Absolutely Have To Watch And Read Obama's Full Eulogy For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

President Barack Obama gave an impassioned eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, discussing racism and the Confederate flag and leading the crowd in a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."<p>Obama said it wouldn't be fair to Pinckney's legacy "to go back to business as usual" …

Canada’s Residential Schools Cultural Genocide

On May 31 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released a summary of its report on the history and legacy of the nation’s residential schools. The report concluded that Canada’s aboriginal policy, designed “to eliminate aboriginal governments … and cause aboriginal peoples to …

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Confessions of a #FormerBlackFriend

<i>An attempt at accountability…</i><p><b>I have allowed “ghettos” and “hoods” and “homies” and “niggas” to fall out of white lips. I have allowed “you’re not</b> …

Beautiful Blades and the People Who Live off Them

Vanessa Ahlsborn originally started collecting knives as simple keepsakes—but found them slightly scary. So while she was traveling around Colombia …

Nonviolence as Compliance

Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.<p>Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain. Gray did not die mysteriously in some back alley …

Justice

Wall of the cellar in Ekaterinburg, Russia, against which the Romanov family was executed by the Bolsheviks, 1918. http://t.co/D0GMz7WKbR

How kicking a trash can became criminal for a 6th grader

Kayleb Moon-Robinson was 11 years old last fall when charges — criminal charges — began piling up at school.<p>Diagnosed as autistic, the sixth-grader was being scolded for misbehavior one day and kicked a trash can at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A …

IKEA to Produce & Ship 10,000 Flat-Pack Emergency Shelters

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]With 40 test units created and deployed since 2013, IKEA is now ready to begin …

Urbanism

40 Vintage Photos of Frida Kahlo To Get Lost In Today

One of the most famous faces in the world Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter whose self-portraits …

The Side of the Oklahoma Racist Frat Story That Nobody Is Talking About

Americans have no idea what to do about racism. "Racists"? We can handle those.<p>Racists are loud and obvious. Racists can't hide; they trip and reveal …

Colonialism and Imperialism, 1450–1950 — EGO

<b>See also the article "Travail et migrations forcés dans les colonies européennes" in the EHNE.</b><p>Introduction<p>In world history, no continent has …

World History

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

Other People's Pathologies

Black culture and the culture of poverty are not the same thing.<p>Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans. Here is my initial installment, Chait's initial rebuttal, my subsequent reply, and …

Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (2007)

Photo/Foto: HIDVL<p>Video: HIDVL Video<br>• TItle: Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (La Pocha Nostra)<br>• Date: 16 Jun 2007<br>• Location: Buenos Aires, …

The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey-Performance

In the early 90’s a Latino performance artist and a Latina video maker grouped together to create a satirical performance of culture stereotypes. The …

Theatre gains from representation a sense not available to mere art: A note on Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West

Premiering in 1992 in Minneapolis and thereafter, until 1994, presented in Madrid, London and Washington <i>Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West</i>, …