The article Diversity Makes You Brighter by Sheen S. Levine and David Stark outlines how society can greatly benefit from diversity. In the article the authors describe that new scientific research concludes that groups that are diverse often have better critical thinking skills. They conducted a series of experiments in which two groups competed to find accurate answers to the problems they were given. One group was diverse, and the other was homogeneous. They found that the diverse group's answers were 58% more accurate.
The authors outline that the reason behind these findings is that within a diverse group the individuals were more likely to disagree, and therefore discuss thoughtfully together to come up with an answer. The difference in point of views forced those within the diverse group to deliberate critically. In addition, those within a homogeneous group tended to mindlessly copy others with out questioning the answers. The authors conclude that most environments, especially classroom settings, would greatly benefit from diversity as it helps prompt critical thinking.
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In the Dominican Republic, natural hair can be characterized as pelo malo or bad hair. Natural, in this case, is curly hair that resembles afros or hair similar to that of the black community. Straightness in hair represents whiteness in status and is embedded in the complex, supremacy structures created by colonialism, colorism, and racism.
A 45-year-old Greek fisherman, Kostas Pinteris, has saved Syrian refugees in the sea. Many of them traveled on the Mediterranean Sea towards Lesbos, Greece for safety. When there were too many refugees in the sea, European coastguards asked fishermen to find sinking boats with refugees and wait for the coastguard boats to save them. Soon, Lesbos became an international rescue center headed by these fishermen. "I didn't carry any nets on the boat during the peak time of the migration crisis," says Pinteris. "I had to put people on the boat. I can't say I'm a hero because I helped save people. I simply extended my hand. They also have a right to live. But I'm more sad for the young children. They can't understand what's going on. At least the grown-ups choose to make the crossing, but not these young children."
Like many others in his country and around the world in a similar situation, Pinteris first saw this crisis as an invasion. However, he now knows that these women and children are just trying to survive, so he wants to help them. And many people also have changed their opinion about refugees. "After having experienced what we have this year, with women and children in the water screaming for help, many people's world views have changed," Pinteris says."We never know what the day will be like. It's really difficult. There's a lot of stress. When you're the only fisherman around and there are people in the water everywhere around you, you panic," he says.
to read more click the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/08/greece-fishermen-lesbos-saving-refugee-lives-160804091028172.html
The role of the Community Organizer is to promote community engagement, leadership development, partnership/alliance building, and development of new and relevant member led campaigns. The Community Organizer is responsible for: mobilizing WEE participants, conduct outreach to Revere residents, coordinate neighborhood events, and liaise with community-based groups as well as connecting with the full diversity of Revere. The Community Organizer will think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting our community. You are accountable to promote information exchange and opportunities with the women of WEE and provide thorough verbal and written reports to the WEE Program Director and Board of Directors.
Many people in this country have served and lost their lives to defend the principles this country was founded upon. Captain Humayan Khan was a supporter of many ideals we consider American in their essences. Certain comments made about him, his family, and other Americans who share similar identifies based upon their religious and ethnic backgrounds go against this country’s principles. Not respecting Captain Khan and his contribution to this society is un-American; not being kind to people of all faiths, ethnic and cultural identities who share the same wishes we all have to prosper in peaceful co-existence and neighborly affection is also un-American. Below are “10 things you need to know about Humayun Khan” and his service to the United States of America.
This year for the first time of the Olympic game’s History, a Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) is going to compete. In this new season of the Olympic game in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil which starts on August 5th. This team is made by 10 members; 2 swimmers from Syria, 2 judo fighters from Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 runners from South Sudan and a marathon runner from Ethiopia. They are very motivated, but for the coach Geraldo Bernardes they’ve already won because getting to Rio is already a great thing for each team member; "People ask if they can win a medal. I say they have already won their medals just by getting to Rio,”. Yolande Mabika, one of the judo fighters from Congo said “everybody in the world talks about the refugees having no major importance,” the ROT is “going to show that the refugee is capable of doing everything that other people around the world do.''
To read more, visit https://www.rt.com/sport/354081-refugee-olympic-team-rio/
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