How Does the Language We Use Legitimize (or Delegitimize)?

This interesting article looks at the language we use about history — especially that of the Civil War (or should it be called War of Rebellion):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/we-legitimize-so-called-confederacy-vocabulary-thats-problem-180964830/

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North American Native Lands

Are you in North America? Do you know about the Native American history of the places you live, work, or call home? This website can help. The maps here (and their links) can help you learn about Native territories, treaties, and languages.

http://native-land.ca/

 

Racism, Chinese Restaurants, and Immigration in Early-20th Century US

Fascinating story on the history and proliferation of Chinese restaurants in the United States, and their link to immigration and limitations on immigration.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/22/467113401/lo-mein-loophole-how-u-s-immigration-law-fueled-a-chinese-restaurant-boom?utm_content=buffer5925e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre/NPR

“This wasn’t just an event in history; it wasn’t something that just happened and is over. The things that could bring about an atrocity of this magnitude — those were human things, and that potential is still in people.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/12/15/370182656/150-years-later-a-formal-apology-for-the-sand-creek-massacre?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2041