USA: Discrimination in Public

31/07/2017

As teachers, we must take a look around our communities to understand the world as it is perceived by our international communities.  Here is one of such examples:  Nobody Understands the WA Health Dept’s Bizarre Anti-Weed Billboard Aimed at Latinos at http://remezcla.com/culture/washington-health-department-anti-weed-billboard/?rfb&utm_content=buffer0791d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Play is a way to fit in but some immigrant parents worry it means losing touch with family heritage

27/07/2017

Do you as an educator have any insights in the different cultures of play?  If not, read more at http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/lost-art-of-play-crossing-cultures-1.4217235

 


Immigrants in the USA: L1 Language Maintance of Heritage Languages

20/05/2017

What will the future hold for L1 in families?  Read Study Finds Spanish Fading in Hispanic Homes at http://www.nbcnews.com/video/study-finds-spanish-fading-in-latino-homes-946794051753


Downloadable: EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

18/04/2017

Download it at https://equaljusticesociety.org/2016/12/08/ejs-report-on-implicit-bias-mind-science-anti-immigrant-racism-and-xenophobia/

Excerpt:

The report covers the following topics: current and historical anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States; psychological biases, specifically implicit bias, stereotyping and racial anxiety, that influence anti-immigrant sentiment and xenophobia; psychological research connecting biases to anti-immigrant sentiment; examples of specific incidents and policies that could be influenced by these biases; and suggested messaging for advocates.


USA: Student denied access to Prom for wearing African dress, principal says it was inappropriate

14/04/2017

Read a disturbing story of discrimination in the USA at http://www.blackboot.us/prom-carencro/


How a new Spanish-language podcast is helping Minnesota’s Latino community connect to political news

13/04/2017

Source:  https://www.minnpost.com/new-americans/2017/04/how-new-spanish-language-podcast-helping-minnesota-s-latino-community-connect-

Maybe an idea for your school community?  Excerpt:

“A podcast of millennials speaking completely in Spanish is very much needed in Minnesota,” Jiménez said. “Mitch and Antonio are familiar with current events in Minnesota and in Mexico. And they’re presenting it in a way that everybody would relate to.”


A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

11/04/2017

source: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/03/30/521794961/a-surprising-explanation-for-why-some-immigrants-excel-in-science?utm_content=buffer60a5d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Excerpt:

Immigrants in general, he found, were markedly more likely to choose jobs that require physical strength. This may reflect barriers to accessing higher education. However, they were also relatively more likely to choose jobs that require math and logic or social and emotional skills rather than relying on communication skills. And among the subset of immigrants who attended college, the ones who arrived later and from more linguistically distinct places — think the Vietnamese teen, not the German toddler — were many times more likely to major in a STEM field.

Interesting reading, especially since my own child is in a highly gifted science/math/technology program along with many other immigrant children like ours


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