The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by area. More than 700 terms are included. The guide revives one created at San Francisco State’s Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism in the 1990s. Its latest update had been in 2002. This update was needed.
The guide is intended for journalists but can be used by anyone, of course.
The Michigan State Journalism School is proud to have supported the project by allowing Kanigel to use content from our student-produced Bias Busters series (10 guides and counting) for about 100 items. The project draws in information from a dozen other guides, as well.
Kalā Kaawa was nervous at his college graduation, but not for the usual reasons. As Carla Herreria writes on the Huffington Post, the surprise Kaawa planned for the University of Hawaii’s commencement went far beyond the pranks that some grads pull.
And the families there seem to have loved his message.
Patty Talahongva, who is not affiliated with the university, wrote on her Facebook page: “Here’s to our traditional ways, which includes clothing, NOT costumes! Here’s to being true to our heritage.”
The latest twist in the debate over the use of the name “Redskins” by Washington D.C.’s professional football team took an unusual turn today. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled the use of Redskins is “disparaging to Native Americans” and canceled the team’s trademark.
Native American groups have fought the use of the name for years.
The ruling means that the team may still use the name and logos, but would no longer have exclusive use of them. It amounts to an economic hit on the team, which pools merchandise revenue with the other National Football League teams.
ESPN reported that the trademarks will remain in effect while the decision is appealed.
Millions did between 2000 and 2010, according to Census forms. Watch for a report on this later in 2014. A glimmer of the story came out this month at the annual Population Association of America conference on Boston. The full analysis was not yet ready.
People most likely to change their racial identification are Hispanics, people of mixed race, American Indians and Pacific Islanders, according to a report by D’Vera Cohn of the Pew Research Center.
In almost every census, categories and definitions on the forms change. This would explain why Native Americans had such an unaccountably large increase in the 2010 count.
In that same Census, instructions for Latinos changed, in part because this is not actually a race, but an ethnic group. Two and a half million people changed from describing themselves as “Hispanic and some other race” to “Hispanic and white.” Continue reading “Millions change race on Census forms”
A Nov. 15 campaign to celebrate indigenous heritages went viral and circled the world as indigenous people from all over the world “rocked their mocs” by wearing traditional moccasins, talking about them and posting pictures of them on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye of Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, U.S., set up a Facebook page for the event in 2012 and told the Associated Press that she wanted to get away from the “whole racial thing.”
The first Rock Your Mocs day was in 2011, according to Indian Country Today.
The AP said several people saw the day as a break from the controversy over the mascot name for the Washington Redskins football team.