Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Gina Crosley-Corcoran examines insterectionality and the relationship between socioeconomic status and race.

http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

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Liberal Education in Authoritarian Places by By JIM SLEEPER, NY Times

The challenge of US Universities opening branch campuses abroad. “At its best, a liberal education imbues future citizen-leaders with the values and skills that are necessary to question, not merely serve, concentrations of power and profit. Universities that abandon this ideal are lending their good names to the decline of liberal education; turning themselves into career-networking centers for a global managerial work force that answers to no republican polity or moral code; and cheapening the value of the diplomas they hand out, at home and abroad.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/opinion/sunday/liberal-education-in-authoritarian-places.html?hp

Conflict in Syria: Cultural Roots

There are many good sources that look at the roots of the conflict in Syria. Here are a few:

Moment African American firefighter and pastor was cuffed after he waved at cops – who thought he was flipping them off, Daily Mail

Another case study of race and perceptions in the United States. Even if the officers thought he was making an obscene gesture, why would they do this? What about freedom of expression?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395250/George-Madison-The-moment-African-American-firefighter-pastor-handcuffed-waved-police.html#ixzz2c85ej67r

First Nation group furious at Province’s move to cut trees down for Enbridge pipeline path by Jenny Uechi

While not unique at all to Canada, this case illustrates the conflict between the rights of indigenous people, commercial interests, and governmental organizations (or organisations , if you live in Canada):

https://www.vancouverobserver.com/environment/first-nation-group-furious-provinces-move-cut-trees-down-enbridge-pipeline-path

Intercultural Case Study: Everest Conflict

There have been a lot of stories in the press about the recent conflict between the Everest Sherpas and the Western mountain climbers. In a dangerous setting, with reputations, adrenalin, linguistic difficulties, competing interests, and vastly different expectations and communication styles, this example of intercultural conflict got heated, but luckily didn’t have a worse outcome.

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/05/as-details-emerge-everest-conflict-looks-uglier/