Names play an important role in our identities. The selection or creation of a name can be an important statement of independence or connection. Often they carry family or cultural stories. Stories about changing names are often associated with the experiences of migration. A new name for a new identity in a new land. Some newcomers […]
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How do you teach about religious prejudice, bigotry, and hate? August 5, 2017, marks the fifth anniversal of the massacre at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The shooter, a 40-year old White Supremacist named Wade Michael Page, entered the gurdwara as they were preparing for a communal meal that had been scheduled for later […]
What is the relationship between the Emma Lazarus’ poem The New Colossus to the Statue of Liberty? People can disagree about the symbolic connection between the statue, the poem, and immigration but the historical details matter. Poet Emma Lazarus was born into a New York Sephardic Jewish family in 1849. According to the National Park […]
In the United States, immigrants and their children make up 27 percent of the US population. Twenty-five percent of school age children have an immigrant parent. These numbers have been growing rapidly. Additionally, recent estimates suggest that 5.1 million children under 18 have at least one parent with an unauthorized legal status in the […]