Monthly Archives: August 2014

Public schools are now mostly minorities

For years, we have known that the United States will become a country in which no racial or ethnic group is in the majority. The Pew Research Center reports why, when schools open, non-Hispanic white students will no longer be … Continue reading

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Test your diversity IQ with Bias Busters quiz

MSU Today tells the Bias Busters story by inviting you to take a diversity quiz. It’s an effective way to show what cultural competence project does. We look for the simple, everyday questions people have when they just want to … Continue reading

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‘White is the new black’ trips over culture, context

A “White is the new Black” T-shirt is being denounced in the United States as racist. The objections come during violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. The shirt was made by Zara, … Continue reading

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Muslims guide will focus on cold end of thermometer

In the fall of 2014, a journalism class at Michigan State University will produce “100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans.” This is part of the school’s series of guides in cultural competence. This will be the seventh guide in … Continue reading

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MSU Bias Busters crowdsource interfaith questions

Course graduates attended the North American Interfaith Network conference Tuesday in Detroit to seek help on the next Bias Busters guide. The graduates were Dmitri Barvinok, a Michigan State journalism alum, and Merinda Valley, now a journalism senior at MSU. … Continue reading

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North American Interfaith Network meets in Detroit

Hundreds of interfaith advocates from across the United States and Canada are meeting this week in Detroit for the annual conference of the North American Interfaith Network. One of the few North American cities with an international connection, the conference … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s diversity made election hard to call

Nate Silver’s elevated his reputation as a rock star statistician in the 2008 presidential electinby predicting the winner in 48 of 50 states. That brand helped him create the the website FiveThirtyEight.com, where he works with other numbers-minded writers. But … Continue reading

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Ted Nugent’s race remarks cost him concerts

Rocker Ted Nugent has had a controversial concert tour, having venues canceled or protested coast to coast over his remarks about Hispanics, Asians, American Indians and Trayvon Martin. * The City of Longview, Texas, paid Nugent to not perform at … Continue reading

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Arab publisher challenges ‘city of terrorists’ label

The Arab American News, published in Dearborn, Michigan, has challenged the city’s prominence of the U.S. watch list of terrorists and suspected terrorists. The list says Dearborn is second only to New York City for the number of people on … Continue reading

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