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'Forward' Reports What 'NYT' Covers Up: Jews for BDS
Society & Culture  (tags: media, society, culture, ethics, BDS movement, Jews, rights, freedoms, dishonesty, education, politics )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Last Sunday the New York Times ran a front-page attack on campus BDS campaigns-boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel-by characterizing BDS as a movement driven by minoritiesâEUR(TM) "hostility" toward privileged Jews, in a word, anti-Semitic.
The Fascinating Story Behind Why So Many Nail Technicians Are Vietnamese
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, celebrity, Vietnamese-Americans, women, interesting, humans, education, vocational training, job skills )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - takepart.com
Most Americans recognize Tippi Hedren for her starring role in Alfred HitchcockâEUR(TM)s horror film The Birds ~ but among the Vietnamese American community, her reputation is for something a little more serious: being a cornerstone of the immigrant ...
Keep Religion Out of Science Classrooms
Society & Culture  (tags: education, science, religion, creationism, ignorance, Alabama, petitions )

Freya
- 7 days ago - forcechange.com
Alabama educators may soon be legally permitted to teach creationism as an alternative to evolution in public schools if new legislation is passed. This is entirely unconstitutional, since it is a government endorsement of religion in public schools.
Professor Fails Entire Class in Final 'F You'
Society & Culture  (tags: education, ethics, Texas AM, society, culture, humans, news, rights, sadness, abuse, freedoms, interesting, law )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Texas A&M professor Irwin B. Horwitz just quit his job in epic fashion ~ he failed his entire class on the way out. Horwitz says the cheating, disrespectful students had it coming, but the kids swear they donâEUR(TM)t deserve to flunk.
Gathering Of Nations Kicks Off With Miss Indian World Pageant ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, 'Gathering of Nations', Albuquerque, NM, society, culture, family, interesting, humans, education, world, news )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - krqe.com
Similar to the Miss America Pageant, 21 Native American women will represent their tribes and traditions for the title of Miss Indian World. Currently, Taylor Thomas holds the crown and will be handing off to the new lucky lady.
5-Year-Old Helps Feed Homeless Man at Waffle House ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, children, society, family, homelessness, Josiah Duncan, humans, news, education, world, culture, rights, freedoms, religion, hunger, wisdom )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - cnn.com
Faced with a homeless man standing outside a restaurant, what would you do? And what do you tell your children if they ask why he's standing out there?
Why Won't Sydney University Admit Its Professor Jake Lynch Has Been Cleared of Anti-Semitism?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, education, Sydney University, Jake Lynch, anti-Semitism charges, ethics, society, freedoms, rights, dishonesty, activists, culture, racism, politics )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Jake Lynch, an associate professor at Sydney University, has been cleared of any suspicion of anti-Semitic behavior while defending students who disrupted an 11 March talk by pro-Israel lobbyist Richard Kemp.
The 12 Most Famous Banned Books Of All Time
Society & Culture  (tags: media, freedoms, rights, culture, education )

Glenn
- 22 days ago - theculturetrip.com
Help fight censorship.
Palestinian Authority Persecuting Students "for Political Opinions," Says Human Rights Watch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Human Rights, students, freedoms, education, government, ethics, sadness, rights, humans, interesting, news, society, culture, safety )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - electronicintifada.net
"It is deeply worrying that students are being held by Palestinian forces for no apparent reason other than their connection to Hamas or their opinions," Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director, comments in the statement.
'World's Best Teacher' Does Not Believe in Tests and Quizzes
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, GoodNews, education )

Glenn
- 23 days ago - pbs.org
I wouldn't mind having a teacher like her.
Home-Schooled and Illiterate
Society & Culture  (tags: education, children )

Glenn
- 23 days ago - salon.com
Some parents are not meant to be teachers.
Quadruplets Attending College Together Thank Mom Who Sacrificed to Get Them There
Society & Culture  (tags: family, society, education, children, Mother's Day, ethics, news, freedoms, interesting )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - people.com
"Whenever we go anywhere and people find out we're quadruplets, one of the first things they say is ''ell bless your mother,' " says Kate Lomaka.
Mahmoud Darwish and the Intimacy of Israel's Occupation
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Israel, celebrity, arts, Mahmoud Darwish, poet, humans, culture, violence, sadness, freedoms, education, interesting, rights, activists, society )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Mahmoud Darwish always denied that he spoke for or represented the Palestinian people, despite being the poet whose transcendent skill captured, for many, the sorrows of their situation.
Palestinian Youths Speak Out on Occupation, Corruption
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Palestinian youths, government, politics, rights, law, humans, interesting, ethics, society, culture, education, freedoms, news, safety, violence, activists )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - al-monitor.com
Palestinian university students express their despair over a life of humiliation at checkpoints and a lack of credible leadership at home, warning that many of their colleagues are already preparing for an uprising.
   

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