Common Ties That Bind
Exploring common values, living conditions, arts & cultural traditions and practices that cross racial, ethnic, generational, religious, and geographic boundaries; and destinations that offer opportunities to explore and enjoy the diversity and commonalities of the world’s peoples, places, and cultures.
January 28th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 1 Comment
Italy's president has condemned threats against Rome's Jewish community in recent days, including the delivery of packages containing pig heads, as a "miserable provocation". President Giorgio Napolitano said Monday during Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations that recent insults to the Jewish community are "comparable only to the repugnant material in those packages." Police on Monday said they...
January 15th, 2014
Written by Kelli Kennedy in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Florida Governor Rick Scott made history when he appointed the first Hispanic to the position of lieutenant governor. Scott is already in a potentially tough fight for re-election. Ending a guessing game that stretched on for nearly 10 months, Scott named Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera to the post. Lopez-Cantera will also be Scott's running mate in the November elections....
January 7th, 2014
Written by Stacy A. Anderson - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Blacks are closing the digital divide with increased use of the Internet and an apparent preference for Twitter. While they still lag behind whites, the use of broadband technology is increasing. Young, college-educated and higher-income African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the Internet, and Twitter seems to be a favorite place in cyberspace, according to a new...
January 6th, 2014
Written by Connie Cass - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Whites, blacks, Hispanics and other Americans share similar views about the future of America. Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict a future worse than today. Whites are particularly gloomy: Only 1 in 6 expects better...
December 27th, 2013
Written by Tamara Lush in Common Ties That Bind with 1 Comment
Does Duck Dynasty represent many of the views about blacks and gay that are held by rural America, or are those beliefs even broader? "Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small rural Louisiana town. It's perhaps most on display at the White's Ferry Road Church...