Multicultural Education

Unlearning Oppression

Our diverse communities have come far in the struggle for equality and justice, but unfortunately many of the destructive concepts implemented during slavery have not disappeared but rather have changed faces, evolving into more subtle and complex levels of oppression. This oppression is not just about our skin color, but it also affects how people […]

Unlearning Stereotypes

Our brains are hardwired to categorize things. It is a function for survival, but human beings and society has evolved and this disposition to stereotype and pigeonhole things can be a disservice to our modern-day human interactions. Commercials do it, TV shows and movies do it too. Stereotypes have gotten less hurtful over the years […]

Bayard Rustin: Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

Most people know who Martin Luther King, Jr. is but not many are aware of the fundamental role that Bayard Rustin also played in the Civil Rights Movement. Being the conscious activist and educator he was, he dedicated his whole life to working for human rights and was in the trenches alongside Martin Luther King, […]

Culture Clash vs. Culture Shock

What exactly is the difference between these two types of cross-cultural exchanges? What are the similarities? We live in a nation more diverse than ever before. And as more and more people have the opportunity to interact with many different cultures via the Internet and traveling, culture clashes and culture shocks are inevitable. Indeed, there […]

What is Culture?

Our ethnic identity and culture may overlap but they are not interchangeable. There are obvious and non-obvious things that make up our cultural identity. A nice visual that helps explain this concept is an iceberg. Although you can see the tip of an iceberg, as you can see a person’s skin color, you can not […]

The Serious Importance of a Sustainable World-Wide Culture

An excellent visual to remind us of how all our cultures are connected is a spider web. Our planet is one huge spider web, which is part of an even bigger spider web known as the universe. Growing up, I often heard the saying, “think globally, act locally”.  As I got older and learned more […]

What Causes a Culture of Competition & Violence?

I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence. I was that kid in that apartment building whose mom was known as “that lady who gets beat by her husband”.  My first childhood memory is of my dad giving my mom a bloody nose and cops coming to our apartment to take my […]

Infographic of Interracial Marriage

It is evident from the infographic below that times have changed. According to the statistics, interracial marriage has doubled in the past 20 years! Representation of interracial relationships can been seen on television, in movies, walking down the red carpet, at your local grocery store or maybe in your very own living room. Unfortunately, it […]

Capoeira: A Resilient & Unique Martial Art

Although there were many disastrous consequences from colonization-which still have ripple effects on our society until this day- the human spirit is amazingly resilient. Approximately 3.5 million people were kidnapped from Africa and taken to Brazil during the 350 years of the slave trade. The Afro-Brazilian art form of Capoeira is an excellent example of […]

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