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Important Changes are Coming to the US Census — NPR

“Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout.

The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and more accurately classify Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and multiracial populations.

Potential options include eliminating the “Hispanic origin” question and combining it with the race question, new queries for people of Middle Eastern or North African heritage, and spaces for Asians to list their country of descent. One likely outcome could be an end to the use of “Negro.””

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Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race : NPR.

 

Arriba las voces de la gente donde quiera que sea necesario protestar!!

Que verdad más cierta para muchas de nuestras sociedades.

Protesta-Dominicana

Anthropology news — The Work of Reichel-Dolmatoff and His Nazi Past

ACTUALIZACION (3DIC2012):

Artículos recientes continúan cubriendo esta importante noticia.  Aquí enlazo dos noticias adicionales, una de Los Angeles Times, y la otra del blog Ethnoground.

An anthropologist’s past steps out of the shadows, Chris Kraul

Putting the Reich back in Reichel-Dolmatoff: Nazi past of legendary Colombian anthropologist revealed, Glenn H. Shepard

 

Aquí reproduzco la reseña que hiciera del descubrimiento realizado por el arqueólogo colombiano Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo acerca del pasado nazi del fundador de la antropología colombiana Gustavo Reichel-Dolmatoff. Aunque no se ha divulgado la noticia en inglés anteriormente, al final del artículo encontrarán enlaces a otras coberturas en español. Gracias a Douglas Reeser por invitarme a publicar en su columna para Anthropology News, “Notes From the Field”.

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Notes From the Field – Legacy Under Fire

The Work of Reichel-Dolmatoff and His Nazi Past

At the beginning of August, a video was uploaded onto YouTube (read the transcript of the video) in which Colombian archaeologist Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo (University of Florida) presented conclusive evidence of the relationship between Gerardo (“Erasmus”) Reichel-Dolmatoff, the founder of Colombian archaeology and anthropology, and the Nazi regime. The video was recorded in Vienna (July 17, 2012) at the 54th International Congress of Americanists. Oyuela-Caycedo, student and follower of the work of Reichel-Dolmatoff could not contain his tears as he revealed one of the confessions made by the latter in a 1937 document entitled Confessions of a Gestapo Assassin, which described a series of murders that he perpetrated while a member of Hitler’s elite force—the Schutzstaffel or SS as it is commonly known. As it was pointed out in the video, this document appeared to have been written after Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff was expelled from the Gestapo due to “mental incapacity.” After being dismissed, the Austrian ex-officer spent a season studying in Paris before migrating to Colombia in 1939. The investigation that Oyuela-Caycedo presented at the Congress concluded that Reichel-Dolmatoff had been involved with the Hitler Youth since the age of fourteen, and his active participation continued within the SS until he was approximately twenty-five years-old. Other close paternal relatives were also Nazi officials, including his uncle, a professor of medicine and eugenics practitioner, and his cousin, who continued a prosperous career inside the SS, ultimately achieving the rank of Major.

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A look at EHN’s environmental justice series — Environmental Health News

A look at EHN’s environmental justice series — Environmental Health News.

FROM THE SITE:

“A look at EHN’s environmental justice series

Editor’s Note: Environmental Health News debuted a multi-week series, examining environmental justice issues, on June 4. For this series, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, EHN dispatched reporters to seven communities across the United States to report on their struggles to cope with an array of environmental threats. On the 30th anniversary of a North Carolina battle that is widely considered the birth of the environmental justice movement, our reporters and photojournalists found a legacy of lingering problems and newly emerging threats that are jeopardizing people of color in low-income communities. Their stories resonate with all of us, no matter what color or class. – Marla Cone”

Los Derechos del Niño (según Mafalda y amig@s)

Cuando creé este espacio la primera persona que participó en el mismo fue mi prima Amalia.  En su comentario me pidió que incluyera cosas en el blog para aquellos padres y madres con niñ@s pequeñ@s que siempre andaban en búsqueda de materiales para compartir con sus crías.  A la verdad que el reto fue tan inesperado como interesante y, desde entonces, he estado pensando cómo satisfacer esa petición.  En vista de ello, hoy comienzo una categoría nueva llamada “Para l@s más niñ@s”. Y que mejor comienzo que reproducir los diez derechos universales de los niñ@s en las voces de un grupo de niñas y niños muy especiales: Mafalda y sus amigos (Felipe, Manolito, Susanita, Miguelito, Libertad y Guille–aunque no todos aparecen en estas imágenes).

A través de este post les convido a que me envíen sugerencias y materiales para añadir a esta sección.  Ya pronto continuaré posteando algunos cuentos y otros materiales para compartir con ustedes.  Por ahora, les dejo con Mafalda y su ganga:

1. DERECHO A LA IGUALDAD, SIN DISTINCCION DE RAZA, CREDO O NACIONALIDAD

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