The New Beginning of A Transition

This blogs main purpose is meant to show the world with which I live to experience sounds, feeling, and knowledge.

So join me on this wild chaotic journey through music/books/ articles/ photos/ films and any other mediums that allows us to better understand one another in this world just that much more then we had the day before.

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The untold history of unaccompanied minors

Public opinion remains deeply divided over whether the U.S. government has a moral obligation to offer asylum to Central Americans children escaping political persecution or violence in their home countries. According to a survey published last month by the Associated Press, 53 percent of the U.S. public think their country has no obligation to take in the latest wave of “tired and huddled masses” fleeing troubles in their home countries.

We talked to 11 scholars and activists who think the United States, a self-professed nation of immigrants, does have a moral obligation to provide asylum to Central American minors, many of whom — experts argue — are fleeing violence that resulted from U.S. foreign policy.

Fusion presents the untold history behind the unaccompanied minors, a collection of 60-second videos.

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Sexism, Only This Time About Men

Indeed, a worry about how boys and men are being treated in the news media and society has spurred All Things Considered itself to do a series that has been running all summer on “Men in America.” The producer of the series, Melissa Gray, told me that it “developed out of a kitchen-table concern that popped into my mind last fall: How can I help my two young boys grow into men?” I think that most of us as listeners understand.

Gray further explained:

I’d been engaging in a private on-line mothers forum, and the subject had to do with a sexting case involving teenage boys in Fairfax County [Virginia]. An issue raised in that forum was how to teach your sons how to behave like men in the best of ways, and the more I thought about it off-line, the more I realized I had no clue about what it meant to even be a man in this country these days: my default notions of manhood had more to do with the experience of my father’s and my husband’s generations (the so-called “silent generation” and the baby boomer generation), and less about what’s going on, now.
As I kept mulling this idea around, I started noticing articles here and there about boys falling behind in education, men struggling with their roles when they were out of work and their wives were now supporting the family, men’s involvement with their children, confusion with young men on how to navigate relationships in an era where women were equal under the law and increasingly outstripping them in education and employment. And yet – I hadn’t seen much of this reported comprehensively.
Which is why I pitched it to the show. As a network, we have done so much reporting on women’s roles, and as a society those roles have changed so much over the last 50 years, I felt it was a good time to take a look at how men’s roles had changed as well, and how that was playing out in the lives and minds of men. [executive producer] Christopher Turpin was game, [host] Audie Cornish was very interested, and [senior supervising producer] Matt Martinez thought it was worth pursing, and so we did and so we are.

http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america

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After her friend was shot by the Taliban, Shiza Shahid left her high-powered job to make sure every girl has a chance to go to school.
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A Peek At Life Inside In The World’s Tallest Slum
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