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.”
An essay on White privilege in daily life:
While we have to be careful about the word “proof,” the correlation between race and various mental and physical health effects are significant.
This personal reflection reveals the nature of race and sexual orientation in the United States, and the related reality of privilege.
This interesting story looks at the role of struggle and accomplishment in learning, comparing two very different approaches.
Sometimes it is hard for dominant culture students to understand the way that power and privilege are enacted in communication. These examples may be helpful.
And here’s another format, an article about the tumblr site that also describes more about the concept of microaggression: http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis?bffb