What Part of Sacred Don’t You Understand? Laurel Morales/NPR

What is sacred? How do we communicate and do we communicate with outsiders about the sacred? This conflict between Indians, specifically in this example, Hopi beliefs with the US and foreign (French) justice systems.

“The Paris auction of 27 sacred American-Indian items earlier this month marks just the latest in a series of conflicts between what tribes consider sacred and what western cultures think is fair game in the marketplace.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/19/255544805/what-part-of-sacred-don-t-you-understand

The Health Effect of Discrimination – Infographic/Upworthy & the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

While we have to be careful about the word “proof,” the correlation between race and various mental and physical health effects are significant.

http://www.upworthy.com/an-effect-of-discrimination-you-might-have-suspected-but-have-never-seen-proven-until-now?c=ufb1

White supremacy’s long shadow: Why the myth of “race” still haunts America by JACQUELINE JONES

In an excerpt of her new book, “A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race From the Colonial Era to Obama’s America,”  Jacqueline Jones describes how, “decades removed from the lows of segregation, black America still struggles against its twisted logic.”

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/15/white_supremacys_long_shadow_why_the_myth_of_race_still_haunts_america/

“Passing for white and straight: How my looks hide my identity” by Koa Beck/Salon

This personal reflection reveals the nature of race and sexual orientation in the United States, and the related reality of privilege.

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/09/passing_for_white_and_straight_how_my_looks_hide_my_identity/

“How High School Textbooks Indoctrinate Youth with a False and Dangerous Sense of Our Racial History” by Richard Rothstein\Economic Policy Institute

http://www.alternet.org/education/how-high-school-text-books-indoctrinate-youth-false-and-dangerous-sense-our-racial-history

Longer article: http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=30814