Archive for November, 2010

Teaching Modern Native American Injustice: The Battle for Whiteclay

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Published Monday November 22, 2010
By NATHAN PALMER, Georgia Southern University
SociologySource.com

“Have a great break and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, have a great Thanksgiving.” This is what I always say to my students at the end of our last class before the Thanksgiving/fall break. Without fail a student will ask me, “Who doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving?” When I suggest that Thanksgiving has a much different meaning for Native Americans & other colonized peoples my students either nod or roll their eyes at me. In my experience the students I have worked with are largely unaware of issues among Native American communities today. For many students the history of Native Americans ended with the government executed genocide. Students in the U.S. desperately need to learn about modern day injustices that Native Americans are currently living through. There is arguably no greater or more overt injustice than what is happening in Whiteclay Nebraska. (more…)

Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Published Monday November 1, 2010
By MARIA CHENG (Associated Press)
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LONDON (AP) – Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. (more…)