November 2010

November 30th, 2010
Written by Jodie Blankenship in Eyes On The Enterprise with 5 Comments
As long as Indian casinos have existed, the debate on their revival or demise to Native American tribes is just as prevalent. The pros and cons of casinos on American Indian lands is a longstanding argument since the building of the first casino. On one hand, the argument is that casinos are a scourge on reservations, causing irreparable social damage to the community while harming the...
November 29th, 2010
Written by Gil Villagran MSW in National Collegiate Dialogue with 38 Comments
Calling certain immigrants Illegal Aliens in this nation founded by uninvited, yet initially welcomed Europeans would be ironic if it were not a perennial dehumanization of one immigrant group by another.The story of America is replete with all manner of invasion, conquest, plunder, enslavement of one people by another, theft of property and of children, and ultimately — formal strategic warfare...
November 29th, 2010
Written by Rita Rizzo in Our Daily Walk with 3 Comments
A myth held by some Americans proclaims that we do not have “real poverty” in our nation, and that real poverty is only present in Third World countries. However, we can easily dispel this myth by simply visiting the homes of generationally impoverished families whose daily nightmare is one of living forever trapped in deprivation.As a social service consultant, I have visited these homes for...
November 29th, 2010
Written by Jamila Aisha Brown in National Collegiate Dialogue with 23 Comments
SynopsisWhen icebergs collide, the first impact occurs below the surface. Similarly, conflicts regarding racial/ethnic differences clash beneath the surface of one’s complexion. Despite the presence of an African-American president in office racial, ethnic, and religious tensions in the country are running high. The fallacious image of a placid racially harmonious iceberg hinders the United...
November 25th, 2010
Written by Steve Mirsky in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
The Plymouth Plantation’s Wampanoag Education Center in Plymouth, Mass., tells both sides of a complex American History.“Beginning in 2006, this cultural site truly became a bi-cultural institution equally incorporating, both Native and European settler experiences throughout the exhibits and activities,” says Tommy Turner, instructor at the center.The Wampanoag Nation’s numbers peaked at around...