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Unity in Diversity

It calls for a wider loyalty, for a larger aspiration than any that has animated the human race. It insists upon the subordination of national impulses and interests to the imperative claims of a unified world. It repudiates excessive centralization on one hand, and disclaims all attempts at uniformity on the other. Its watchword is unity in diversity.

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform by Alix Spiegel, npr: Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed than with those students with problems, perhaps unknowingly jeopardizing the latter. Here are ways teachers can change their behavior towards problem students and in the process help them to succeed also.

  • Selly Olusala

    So true. Every kid should be raised with knowing what their parents expect from them First. Then teachers need to have their expectations of their students, not just individually, but as a whole class as well. I went to two high schools. The first was one of the top public high schools in the nation, also the town was upper income. The last year of high school I had to move to a new school, in a low income town. The differences in education was night and day.

  • Selly Olusala

    I remember my teachers focusing more on encouraging above average students. I was put in honor classes just based on my transcript from the other school. In this new school kids were talking about having babies instead of furthering education. It was so weird.

  • Human Amity

    Selly its amazing how big a difference authority figure perceptions make. In your interesting walk between worlds what did you think could have been differently done once kids were talking about ahving babies? was it too late?

Bryan Stevenson takes on cases to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. "One of the things that pains me is we have so tragically underestimated the trauma, the hardship we create in this country when we treat people unfairly, when we incarcerate them unfairly, when we condemn them unfairly," he says.

▶ Muslims in Northern Indian Temple Town to Gift Lamps to Hindus on Festival of Lights - YouTube

Pleas pass this on and read the blog. The word 'gypsy' is a racial slur and the word 'gipped' isn't as harmless as they've been led to believe, the Romani people have suffered for generations and still suffer today, because of their race there are others for whom the fantasy of what a 'gypsy' is has such a strong pull that even this newfound awareness doesn't deter them from using it. Please Read this Blog, And please stop using the word gypsy to describe pins!

The Gypsies lived in the present India long before the present inhabitants. They are not Hindus but of pre-Hindu origin.

The ‘Gypsy’ stereotype and the sexualization of Romani women

Fighting gypsy stereotyping, a Romani filmmaker-activist has found inspiration from the progress made by Indigenous Australians.

Buckland Romani Tarot - although Buckland is Romani this is a commercial sell out that does nothing but promote a racism stereotype. Buckland is a bad joke to the real Romani community.

Origin of the Romani People Pinned Down - Europe's largest minority group, the Romani, migrated from northwest India 1,500 years ago, new genetic study finds. The Romani, also known as the Roma, were originally dubbed "gypsies" in the 16th century, because this widely dispersed group of people were first thought to have come from Egypt. Today, many consider "gypsy" to be a derogatory term.

A Thousand Roads - (Full Movie) Done for the Natl Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution) The lives of 4 Native Americans take significant turns as they contront the crises that arise in 1 day. A young Inupiat girl, a Navajo homeboy, a Mohawk stockbroker, and a Quechua healer journey through the epic landscapes of Alaska, New Mexico, Manhattan, and Peru, drawing strength from their tribal pasts to transcend the challenges of the day and embrace the promises that await them.

Mother Earth in Crisis: A Moment of Reflection - 2011 Native American Fi...

National Museum of the American Indian - From a young age, most Americans learn about the Founding Fathers, are told very little about equally important and influential Native diplomats and leaders of Indian Nations. Treaties lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the US, and Nation to Nation: Exhibit is the story of that relationship, including the history and legacy of U.S.–American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present.