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Written by on December 17, 2012

An unending cry for freedom

here’s the latest offering by one of our global bloggers, another excellent story, steve, go to http://globalpressinstitute.org to By Saideh Jamshidi “Khodaya,” The Word Vahdat Has Written a Hundred Thousand Times   It is not too hard to find the Redline Milwaukee art gallery. My square GPS device is able to locate and identify the […]

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Written by on December 6, 2012

The names that we can’t leave behind

Crossing borders we sometimes suffer losses. Our career. Our identity. Our name. The struggle is to recover from these losses. Here is an excellent contribution from one of our global bloggers about the name she could not forsake. You can find it here and at globalpressinstitute.org steve@chicagoistheworld.org By Saideh Jamshidi I love My Name   […]

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Written by on November 29, 2012

Possibility. Imagination. Conversations to remember. A Future for all of us.

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Imagination has no limits today. I love that about Halloween. Education has no barriers today either. I love that about the Natural History Museum. (Whenever we talk about Chicago, eight-year-old Little Brother has only one word, “Sue.”) Even now, three weeks later, the memories of this day and the imagination it inspires insulate me from the hateful racist and sexist rhetoric churning outside my door.

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Written by on November 29, 2012

Making Teriyaki Sauce for Thanksgiving Eve

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Of course, Thanksgiving (Eve or otherwise) is not really about the food. As I told the children in my most recent presentation on Asian harvest festivals, it really is about the people—all the family and friends we call home. And in this, all of our different cultures really are more alike than not.

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Written by on November 22, 2012

Chasing a Dream

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 Valeria Fanelli is our newest member of our global bloggers effort. This is our partnership with the Global Press Institute and our link to female bloggers around this world.Steve@chicagoistheworld.org The American Dream is Not for Everybodyby Valeria Fanelli When Elizabeth Hendren moved to Chicago from Birmingham, she was very excited to start a new life […]

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Written by on November 11, 2012

Trying to Understand the Entitlement Ethos in Abigail Fisher v University of Texas and Republican Party Post-Election

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So I am really puzzled by people like Abigail Fisher of the current US Supreme Court case Abigail Fisher v University of Texas. A mediocre student, the University of Texas insists that she simply was not good enough, but she is certain that the reason she was not accepted is because of affirmative action and less-qualified minorities. This case also pulls Asian Americans into the argument. Lots of folks have already written about the legal dimensions of this case, and it is complex, but I am curious about the sense of entitlement that makes her so certain that it is the fault of others that she did not get in.

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Written by on November 11, 2012

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