I possess a Taiwanese birth certificate, a U.S. passport, a German marriage certificate and a Swiss permanent residency card.
I have made a vow to myself that I won't stand around and just watch things around me anymore, but take a stand now when I believe we need it the most.
Something or more likely someone has changed over the past 20 years. Way back in the mid-1990's I offered a development program titled INTEGRITY-DRIVEN® Leadership. One of the exercises asked participants to list leaders they admired for their integrity and those that they didn't.
I was born in a tiny town in northern California full of primarily white Republican farmers. The majority of public arguments
"Tonight's victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made
Seventeen-year-old Robert Cenedella walked into his first class at the Art Students League of New York with a small-sized art pad. Scanning the room, Bob realized he was the youngest student in the classroom.
1945 was a watershed year. Knowledge of the Holocaust jolted children's Bible authors and editors into a conscious awareness of the dangers of this damning narrative, and the longstanding tradition of using anti-Judaism in children's Bible tellings of the Easter story came to an end.
Donald Trump's boast at last week's Republican "presidential" debate, that his (shall we say?) "equipment" was more than adequate, marks a new low in a long and storied history of campaigning for the White House, which explains the scare-quotes around "presidential."
Americans, both new and old, are faced with a challenge. We must make a common culture that mirrors our new America -- an America where "us" is no longer "white" by default, where the population has never been more diverse, where our role in the world is shifting rapidly.
In the past, a traditionally spent Thanksgiving Day started with morning high school football games, road races usually with
One culture that is often left out of curriculums on multiculturalism is Jewish culture. While most curriculums do something that recognizes the Holocaust, a particularly relevant culture to students, especially New Yorkers, is Jewish American life.
Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.
I was just an ordinary Southern guy that, when I wasn't working to pay the rent, I spent my free time trying to learn and grow in anti-racism and social-justice work. Then suddenly, my whole world unexpectedly was turned upside down when I made a couple of videos about race in America.
I was in 5th grade when I realized I wasn't American. Not that I hadn't had some awareness of that fact from an early age. I mean, when you're 10 and can articulate the basic premises of communism, you start to understand that maybe you're not exactly from the land of Twinkies.