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School on wheels brings classes to Indian slums

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HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking amidst shelters made of tarpaulins and bits of wood. Barefoot children come running, eyes shining, and troop inside. It’s a school on wheels that brings education to the doorstep of disadvantaged children […]

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

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From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was talking to herself in sing-song tones as she drew the doll, some of her clothes and her own house. Across the table sat Tommy; he heard Camilla talking about the doll […]

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from a white parent

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I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An unarmed, 17-year old boy in Florida walks to the store one night for some junk food. He’s shot to death because of the color of his skin. Oh, I know that some […]

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Liberty vs. Enterprise: Monticello, Brown University & Slavery by Another Name

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Throughout history, when the battle has been between Liberty and Enterprise, Enterprise has usually won… Three items of note caught my attention this week… all caught up for centuries in this historic battle. Brown University thoroughly investigated its historic ties to slavery and the slave trade, and its profit therefrom, and issued a remarkable report […]

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The Photograph

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This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I thought about the numerous ways I could attempt to offer you the profundity I find in the photograph. However, each time I would look back at the shot, I […]

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For the Want of a Home

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From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I need the new iPhone or I need a pedicure, even though those are clearly things that I want, rather than need. My greatest lesson on distinguishing between a want and a […]

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A Post About Empathy

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Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It got out of hand, at least by my standards. I was on the road for about a third of the year. One day I was exhausted and trying […]

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Red Tails – the film even George Lucas almost couldn’t make

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George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been working on Red Tails, an action-packed, special effects-laden World War II movie for 23 years. He paid for it himself. He figured a studio would eventually come in and pay for distribution and publicity. […]

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

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(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of people who lived in the Kathputli colony. (click to see the photogallery) I visited their home, and spoke to them about the school they were trying to […]

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Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation

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Sharon and I both love cemeteries. One important aspect of the work we’ve committed ourselves to along our healing journey involves burial grounds. We both turn our heads to check them out when we pass them in our cars. We’ll walk through them and read headstones whether we have relatives buried there or not. Over […]

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