“The Geography of Hate is part of a larger project by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University (HSU) identifying the geographic origins of online hate speech. Undergraduate students Amelia Egle, Matthew Eiben and Miles Ross, worked to produce the data and this map as part of Dr. Stephens’ Advanced Cartography course at Humboldt State University.
The data behind this map is based on every geocoded tweet in the United States from June 2012 – April 2013 containing one of the ‘hate words’. This equated to over 150,000 tweets and was drawn from the DOLLY project based at the University of Kentucky. Because algorithmic sentiment analysis would automatically classify any tweet containing ‘hate words’ as “negative,” this project relied upon the HSU students to read the entirety of tweet and classify it as positive, neutral or negative based on a predefined rubric. Only those tweets that were identified by human readers as negative were used in this analysis.”
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.
While the Daily Show is a comedy show, this clip illustrates how our own race influences our perceptions:
This infographic compares 1963 to 2012, illustrating how much further there is to go…
- The unfinished march toward a decent minimum wage (blogs.berkeley.edu)
- Obama: Economic justice is the “great unfinished business” of March on Washington (cbsnews.com)
- March on Washington: Barack Obama leads 50th anniversary celebrations (theguardian.com)
- Advocates Say the Work of the Civil Rights Movement Remains Unfinished (blackchristiannews.com)
- The Dream: Much Attained, Much Remains Unfinished (jobsforlife.wordpress.com)
- The March on Washington’s unfinished agenda – Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
- “Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Business”: We All Have To Realize That Our Destinies Are Tied Together (mykeystrokes.com)
- Marchers mark unfinished business of civil rights, 50 years after ‘I have a dream’ (fresnobee.com)
- Civil Rights Movement’s Work Is Unfinished, Holder Says – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Half a century later, is this what Martin Luther King dreamed? (mcclatchydc.com)
The sciences have historically been a tough place for women. Here’s more on what Carnegie Mellon is doing to change that for Computer Science:
“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.”
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.”
Issues of culture, diplomacy, expectations, and child rearing often emerge in international adoption cases.
- Russia vows to protect adoptees abroad (rinf.com)