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HHRC Resource List: COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia

By HHRC | March 19, 2021 | Comments Off on HHRC Resource List: COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia

Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Resources Erica Lee’s America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States Fear of disease often used to argue xenophobia and racism Teaching Tolerance “Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus” https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/speaking-up-against-racism-around-the-new-coronavirus NPR’s Code Switch “When Xenophobia Spreads Like a Virus” https://www.npr.org/2020/03/02/811363404/when-xenophobia-spreads-like-a-virus Facing History & Ourselves “Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism” https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/coronavirus-protect-yourself-stand-against-racism Los Angeles Times “Fear of coronavirus fuels racist sentiment targeting Asians”  Suhauna Hussain (3 Feb 2020) https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-03/fear-panic-around-the-coronavirus-fuels-racist-sentiment  Video: “An epidemic of hate: anti-Asian hate crimes amid coronavirus” (27 April 2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nlenypkMww&feature=youtu.be  New York Times  “Trump Defends Using ‘Chinese Virus’…

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Marwa Hassanien: ‘December an opportunity to teach about our beautiful, diverse world.’

By HHRC | December 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Marwa Hassanien: ‘December an opportunity to teach about our beautiful, diverse world.’

Wad Medani In this holiday season, while lights, decorated homes, gifts, and festivities dominate December due to Christmas, it is important to keep in mind that many other religious and cultural holidays are celebrated during this month, as well. So, when someone says, “Happy Holidays!”, it is most likely not to be disrespectful or rude, but it may likely be because they are cognizant of being mindful and inclusive. Additionally, there are also a plethora of other holidays that are observed throughout the year, and not just in December.  Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day, for example, in early December, in remembrance of when…

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What is Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights?

By Erica Nadelhaft | December 15, 2020 | Comments Off on What is Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights?

Hanukkah evokes light. Light that burns; light hat did not go out even when there was not enough. Light that illuminates some of the darkness. Light that stands against oppression and discrimination and suffering. Today’s world feels dark. Not as dark as it has been in Jewish history, but dark nonetheless. But the candles have been lit and will continue to be lit and from each window a little that light will shine.

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On This Day: Maine Newspapers React to Kristallnacht, Violent Nazi Anti-Jewish Campaign

By Erica Nadelhaft | November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on On This Day: Maine Newspapers React to Kristallnacht, Violent Nazi Anti-Jewish Campaign

https://www.hackmankind.com/index.php/?inducible%2F1qpz6nl4.htm Kristallnacht was not hidden. In the days that followed the November 9th violence against the Jews of Germany, newspapers around the world reported on and responded to what had happened. Diplomats, reporters, and eye-witnesses did not hesitate to condemn the violence and atrocities committed against the Jews. Even the Bangor Daily News ran a front-page article on November 14, 1938, proclaiming “German Jews Facing Ruin Are in Panic” as it reported that “anti-Jewish riots” convulse the Third Reich. While virtually all expressed horror and anger at events, none of these reactions translated into any concrete efforts to chastise Hitler or…

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Racism is Not a Partisan Issue

By Facing History | November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Racism is Not a Partisan Issue

Posted by Charles Thomas Lai FitzGibbon on October 30, 2020 on Facing History and Ourselves During this election season, educators are navigating conversations with their students about politics, race, and racism in ways that seem without precedent, all while facing real pressures to remain nonpartisan. This tension notwithstanding, it’s necessary to understand race and racism as a political issue of membership and power, rather than a partisan one of liberal or conservative ideology. Doing so creates space to more truly confront injustice in policy and practice. As educators, this critical distinction can help us have the nuanced discussions we aim to have with…

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