June 2010

June 30th, 2010
Written by Patty Talahongva in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
William L. Hensley
For most of the 68 years he’s lived, William L. Hensley, has called Alaska home. He’s from a group of people commonly known as Eskimos. However, his people call themselves Inupiaq, which means the Real People. Their relatives are the Yupik and a sub-group is the Chupik, all are referred to as Eskimos. Sometimes they are called Inuit. Hensley says they don’t mind that but it’s actually their word...
June 30th, 2010
Written by Manny Otiko in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
The Great Recession has not only reshaped the American workforce by sending millions of Americans home, but it has also reshaped the American family. The Great Recession has also been called the "Mancession," as men have been particularly hard hit in areas such as finance, real estate and construction. According to a 2009 report from the Center for American Progress, titled, "Weathering the Storm...
June 29th, 2010
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Children in a classroom raising hands to answer the teacher
Dear Sticky WicketWhy is there the pervasive perception that white parents are more involved in their child’s education than minority parents? ~ James B., St. Paul, MN Dear James,There is no easy answer, but a multitude of societal factors must be considered – among them are parents' socioeconomic status; minority culture and attitudes toward education; and performance of a community's school...
June 29th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in Cultural Uniqueness with 0 Comments
black and white photo of African-American's celebrating Juneteenth
It’s the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and in fact, the Juneteenth celebration dates back to 1865. It was on June 19, that Major General Gordan Granger and his Union soldiers landed at Galveston, TX, with news that the war had ended and that those who were enslaved were free. In addition, even though the Emancipation Proclamation became official...
June 25th, 2010
Written by Taelonnda E. Sewell in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Bill Maher
In politics, political parties have many labels, which define them as liberal or conservative. There are also negative labels attached to political parties that become blanketed stereotypes for everyone affiliated with them. For instance, take the Republican political party that originally started because they opposed slavery, but for the latter half of the 20th century, people labeled them as...