A blindfolded person in a suit reaching their arms out. Source: Midwest District Blog. In the end, I chose to use the term, but I hope that in ridding ourselves of the concept, we can also rid ourselves of the term. Thank you to my former students who have shared their race-based experiences, enabling me to write this article. The colorblind approach to race is not an accidental phenomenon; rather, it is the result of an education — a training — that many of us have received, especially White Americans.
Many of us are taught from an early age that talking about race — even just acknowledging race — is a no-no. In some ways, colorblindness makes sense: Race can be uncomfortable — its mere mention can thicken the air with tension. After all, this country is a big melting pot anyway. I have spent nearly 15 years in public high school classrooms, and my students — particularly my students of color — have provided a wealth of evidence that, when it comes to colorblindness, we desperately require an alternate training.
However, racial oppression not to mention the flipside, racial advantage and privilege is just one dimension of race.
Like many other factors — gender, religion, socio-economic status — race is a basic ingredient that makes up our being, whether or not you consciously acknowledge its role in your life.
Imagine being forced to suppress one such ingredient that you openly acknowledge and value.455: Critiquing Polygamy Essays \u0026 Sources (Part 3 of 7 Harris/Bringhurst)
Imagine, for example, being forced to let go of your religion. For people whose faith is a fundamental part of their livessuch a thought is unfathomable. For this student, not to mention many others for whom race is a valued part of identity, what would colorblindness leave him with?
Slavery depended on severing the cultural ties of stolen people. The Indian Boarding School movement had similarly devastating effects on Indigenous groups. Colorblind ideology takes race off the table. But for many people of color — as well as for White people who work to dismantle systems of privilege — race is very much on the table.
Racism forces it to the tabletop. Most certainly not these students of color, who must swallow their stories and bury their experiences. Instead, we need an environment where such stories are heard, valued, and then thoroughly addressed. Unfortunately, colorblindness derails the process of addressing racism before it has even started.
White Americans are not the only ones who adopt a colorblind approach to race but, in my experience, they are far more likely to than any other racial group. Ultimately, however, colorblindness hurts them as well. I explore this topic in much more depth in a previous article. In it, I argue that White Americans who avoid race, a behavior that colorblindness encourages, have a skewed view of the world.The new statistics showed a steep drop in the number of circumcisions performed in the United States.
The new data were presented by Charbel E. El Becheraoui, a CDC researcher. The CDC data, reported by the New York Timesshowed that the incidence of circumcision declined from 56 percent in to According to these statistics, non-circumcision or genital integrity has become the normal condition among newborn boys in the United States.
One may view a map that shows the incidence of circumcision for each state individually. Move the cursor over the state to read the most recent available statistics for that state.
Inthe American Academy of Pediatrics AAP reported that there are no valid medical indications for circumcision in the neonatal period.
Inthe AAP issued a statement that claimed that circumcision had "potential benefits". Nelson et al. There would have been little or no increase if Nelson et al.
Inthe AAP issued yet another statement that said the data on potential benefits were insufficient to recommend the practice of neonatal non-therapeutic circumcision.
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Recent statistical data. The NHDS produces data by four census regions 8 and nationwide figure. There are about 2, boys born alive in the United States each year, so each percentage point change in the national rate equates to approximately 20, boys.
Raw data are stored in the " Data Warehouse. The nationwide circumcision rate had been fluctuating in the low 60 percent range for some years, but a decline in the percentage of boys circumcised started in and continued into From to declines occured in all four census regions. Non-circumcision has been the norm in the Western Region for more than a decade. The Southern Region now is approaching parity. The circumcision rate gained slightly in Also, the NCHS pages have not been updated since Other population groups are excluded from their calculations.
The data provided here includes all population groups. The decline of 7.
United States Circumcision Incidence
The genital integrity rates percentage of boys leaving the hospital intact are presented below. Circumcision hit its highest level inat which point the genital integrity rate was just 15 percent.
The intact rate increased in all four census regions of the United States from to and the nationwide incidence of boys with intact genitals was The North Central Region rebounded to above 20 percent, and the Southern Region increased to above 40 percent.
The intact rate slipped back a bit between and The intact rate among newborn males in the U. Blacks have lagged behind other groups and generally have achieved the lowest rate of genital integrity since Deuteronomy Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Study Bible Grace and Perseverance … 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to partake of the crops.Krishnadev Calamur. Ayesha Rascoe. Alana Wise. President Trump on Friday evening struck a more somber tone talking about the death of George Floyd and recent protests in Minneapolis.
The comments at the White House came after a day of criticism over a tweet that referred to protesters there as thugs and prompted a warning from Twitter, which said the president glorified violence. Floyd, a black man, died after Officer Derek Chauvin, as seen on video, held his knee firmly on Floyd's neck for at least seven minutes.
Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with killing Floyd. Before his arrest, protesters burned and looted buildings in Minneapolis, including a police precinct. The president said he had spoken with Floyd's family before the news event. The president's more recent message is a significant departure from his early Friday tweets on the event, in which he referred to protesters as "THUGS" and said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
Twitter later placed a warning on the tweet, advising that Trump's post violates its policy about "glorifying violence. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you! The phrase " when the looting starts, the shooting starts " was used in December remarks from then-Miami police Chief Walter Headley. Headley was discussing his efforts to cut crime in the Florida city, with the message "aimed at young Negro males, from 15 to 21," according to the Miami Herald.
Trump said later Friday he wasn't aware of the history behind the phrase, but that he'd "heard that phrase for a long time. Twitter hid the second of Trump's messages with a warning but added it "has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.
We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from realdonaldtrump. The official White House Twitter account retweeted the language from the president's hidden post. Twitter placed a warning message on that post as well.
Section should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated! Trump followed up his earlier statements with a new series of tweetswriting: "Looting leads to shooting, and that's why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night - or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means. Trump was referring to the shootings of seven demonstrators Thursday night in Louisville, Ky.
They had been protesting the killing of year-old Breonna Taylor. Taylor was killed by Louisville police in March when officers forced their way into her apartment and fired shots, striking her eight times. Honor the memory of George Floyd.
Dan Scavino, a top White House aide who helps manage Trump's Twitter account, lashed out against the social media company, using an expletive. The president's tweets about the situation in Minneapolis and Twitter's response to it bring to a head two major stories that have dominated the news this week.
In the first, a white officer appears to shove Floyd's face into the pavement with his knee for at least seven minutes on Monday evening. Several minutes into the video, Floyd's pleas for help go quiet.Prime Video has your Halloween movie picks covered. Check out our recommendations to stream this month.
Get some streaming picks. Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him. There are no pretenses here towards embracing a pseudo-hip scenario, and the lack of modish overtones keeps the film relevant and fresh. Hoffman plays an East Coast songwriter, currently being hailed by Time magazine as a prophet, who sees nothing meaningful in his existence, harkening back on his ordinary boyhood in order to make peace with the present.
Accentuated by bursts of rock music, and defined by little bits of mordant truth, the film blessedly isn't a silly phantasmagoria, although some may see all this as a con--written by somebody who is out of step with the times Gardner wrote the coy "A Thousand Clowns" after all.
Yet, the movie manages a melancholic, sobering, almost disenfranchised tone, with director Ulu Grosbard mostly interested in revealing something tangible through his characters.
Hoffman's Georgie Soloway can't enjoy living without relating it to dying, and so has suicidal flights-of-fancy, paranoiac personal dramas, and surreal sessions with a Viennese analyst. It's a good role for the star, while Oscar-nominated Barbara Harris is wonderful in the small part of a struggling actress who's still in love with It takes a while to get into the movie's groove, but there are worthwhile thoughts here, helped immeasurably by Victor Kemper's non-fussy cinematography and Grosbard's deep connection with the material.
Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Visit our What to Watch page. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits.It has been a crazy year in the stock market, so investors were paying particularly close attention to what Wall Street legend Warren Buffett had to say at the recent Berkshire Hathaway ticker: BRK.
ABRK. B shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Between the Berkshire meeting and a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, the "Oracle of Omaha" shared his take on a wide range of market topics, from Tesla TSLA to airlines to government bailouts. He also provided investors with some of his classic American optimism about where the country is headed. Here are seven things Buffett is saying about the market.
Tesla has been one of the hottest stocks in the market in the past year. Buffett met Musk in person several years ago, when Musk joined the Giving Pledge, Buffett's campaign aimed at encouraging the world's richest individuals to donate their wealth to charity.
But Buffett's admiration for Musk stopped short of investing in his company. When Buffett was asked whether he would invest in Tesla, Buffett gave a simple one-word answer: "No. Yahoo asked Buffett why he never pulled the trigger on investing in Google. But I don't have a good answer.
I definitely should've owned Google," he said. Buffett said he doesn't see a bubble in the valuations of Alphabet, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon. Oil prices have gotten crushed in as travel restrictions and a pricing war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have dramatically shifted supply and demand balances. Buffett said immediate demand for oil has dried up, but investors should be careful to write off oil investments too soon.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy is investing heavily in wind power, and Buffett said alternative energy is the future. But he also said the transition away from fossil fuel will be a long, slow grind.
Buffett said he exited airlines because the health crisis has simply created too much uncertainty in the space.
And I don't know how it's changed, and I hope it corrects itself in a reasonably prompt way," Buffett said. Buffett took responsibility for Berkshire's losses due to his airline bets and said "excellent" airline CEOs are not to blame. Buffett said stocks are still the best place for long-term investors to put their money. They're going to outperform that money you stuck under your mattress," Buffett said at the Berkshire meeting.
Buffett's latest comments echo what he wrote earlier this year in Berkshire's annual shareholders letter, before the Federal Reserve issued emergency interest-rate cuts in March.
Buffett said there will occasionally be large drops in the stock market, but U. The U. But Buffett said investors shouldn't fear a U.
Buffett has often expressed gratitude for the opportunities America has provided and has long been an optimist when it comes to the future of the U. At the Berkshire meeting, Buffett said America always bounces back from adversity, and the coronavirus crisis will eventually pass.
The Complete Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio. President Trump wants to keep the tax cuts that went into effect inwhich largely benefited top earners. On Wednesday morning, Jim Cramer shared his first take on the markets which included opinions on potential lockdowns, more layoffs, and if there is a buying opportunity in stocks. Cramer on Lockdowns: While appearing on "Squawk on the Street," Cramer discussed the potential for lockdowns similar to what Europe has done.
Instead, Cramer thinks we'll have a "stay in place voluntarily. Markets are expected to open down significantly on Wednesday.Spanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks.
The objective of the exercises is to provide students of Spanish with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Spanish. In order to do, this Spanish Proficiency Exercises contains five major components.
First, there is a simplified video clip. This simplified version is scripted, the native speakers talks slower, and he or she uses simpler words and less slang. Second, there are video clips of native speakers who also perform the proficiency tasks. These clips are not scripted. What the native speakers say is what they really said.
Some may talk fast, others talk slow, and some have specific regional dialects. Fourth, we also provide sample sentences that one may want to use in order to talk about the topic. Finally, we offer a brief, mini-grammar explanation on some grammar principle that is related to the proficiency topic. After reviewing the simplfied version, the vocabulary, the phrases, the grammar, and the video clips of the native speakers, we believe that students will be more prepared to perform the same proficiency tasks.
The gray menu bar at the top of each page contains proficiency topics, divided by level of dificulty: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior. Click on any of these levels to see a list of topics. Then click on any of the specific topics to see the video clips, vocabulary lists, phrases lists, and mini-grammar explanations.
Each page contains an option menu to the right, which is always visible. Additionally, you will see a thumbnail of the native speakers who respond to each exercise.
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