One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place

Two sisters — one looks white, the other black. Here’s what happened when they went to the store. Spoiler alert: they weren’t treated the same way.

http://www.upworthy.com/one-easy-thing-all-white-people-could-do-that-would-make-the-world-a-better-place-5

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2 Women Just Proved Why Talking About Race Is One Of The Most Important Things You Can Do

While the Daily Show is a comedy show, this clip illustrates how our own race influences our perceptions:

http://www.upworthy.com/2-women-just-proved-why-talking-about-race-is-one-of-the-most-important-things-you-can-do?c=ufb1

The Unfinished Business of the 1963 March on Washington from the Economic Policy Institute

This infographic compares 1963 to 2012, illustrating how much further there is to go…

http://www.epi.org/multimedia/infographic-unfinished-business-1963-march/

Italy’s First Black Minister Finds Herself A Target Of Slurs by Sylvia Poggioli/NPR

Racism in Italy:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/13/211336128/italys-first-black-minister-finds-herself-a-target-of-slurs?ft=1&f=1004

Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. by By JANE PERLEZ and HELEN GAO, NY Times

“By some estimates, more than 100,000 Chinese students, some as young as 10, flocked to the United States this summer to delve into American life and culture. Some studied diligently in programs intended to improve their SAT scores. Others kicked back and enjoyed more leisurely pursuits, on group tours that visited Las Vegas, New York and Disneyland. Some attended outdoor camps.

The surge in students traveling to the United States for the summer is the latest iteration in China’s booming multibillion-dollar overseas education business. Until recently, the vast number of Chinese education agencies that broker students’ entry to American colleges and private high schools concentrated on preparing them at home in China. They coached well-off, fee-paying, and, in some cases, brilliant Chinese students in the intricacies of the American admissions process.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/well-off-chinese-students-summer-in-us-seeking-an-edge.html?hpw