August 2009

August 31st, 2009
Written by Alakananda Mookerjee in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
“Racism,” typically, connotes a feeling of bias or hostility that white folks display toward blacks. Also, the prevalence of racism is generally ascribed to countries in the Western world. Countries like India and China, among others, are believed to have no racism, simply because these nations have a relatively homogenous population as compared to the U.S. and EU nations. Can Asian Indians have...
August 31st, 2009
Written by Carrie Frasure in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon
In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed that the Grand Canyon was “one great sight every American should see”.The Hualapai Indian tribe agrees.Although they are one among the several tribes with sacred and historical ties to this geological marvel, the Hualapai own the largest portion of the Grand Canyon outside of the Grand Canyon National Park. With the stewardship of nearly one million...
August 27th, 2009
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility with 0 Comments
Senator Ted Kennedy
Senator Ted Kennedy certainly epitomized Aristotle's "Man of Practical Wisdom" when it came to fulfilling Plato's vision of what government should be about, "seeking the greatest good for the greatest number." That was Ted Kennedy's public life. He spent his life working for and passing public policies that benefited his fellow citizens – an accomplishment that exceeded that of any other Senator...
August 19th, 2009
Written by David Wolfford in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
On the eve of India’s Independence Day, 14 August, U.S. immigration officials stopped Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan upon arrival at Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. The 44-year-old actor, who has appeared in over 70 movies and enjoys a wide fan following both within India and the Indian diaspora globally, had flown into the United States to attend an Indian Independence...
August 17th, 2009
Written by Alakananda Mookerjee in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
Early in August, a Muslim woman was prevented from taking a dip in a swimming pool in the town of Émerainville, in the eastern outskirts on Paris, for donning a “burquini” – a baggy head-to-toe swimsuit that resembles a hooded wetsuit and is regarded as an Islamic-friendly swimwear.The pool management reportedly turned away the woman – a French convert to Islam – not out of religious intolerance...