Posts Tagged "discrimination"

Buscando la verdad

Durante mi tiempo aquí en Costa Rica he recibido una historia muy positiva del país. La mayoría de las personas que presentan las charlas, los profesores de las clases, y mi familia tica han pintado un cuadro muy bonito para mi y mis compañeros. Por ejemplo, oí que sí hay ...

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Manifestation of Internalized Racism

Today we visited a wonderful organization called SIFAIS in a Costa Rican neighborhood called La Carpio. They serve a mostly immigrant community that is experiencing severe poverty by providing them with skills in the arts, among other things. The experience there was as I expected and similar to other organizations ...

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Cultural Competency (Part Three) – Why Am I Here?

“A real humanist can be identified more by his trust in the people, which engages him in their struggles, than by a thousand actions in their favor without that trust. Trusting the people is the indispensible precondition for revolutionary change.” – Paulo Freire What was my intention in taking this trip ...

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Cultural Competency (Part Two) – Why Are You Here?

“If students are not able to transform their lived experiences into knowledge and to use the already acquired knowledge as a process to unveil new knowledge, they will never be able to participate rigorously in a dialogue as a process of learning and knowing.” – Paulo Freire Human rights, ecology, gender, ...

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Example of Systemic Oppression: An Unjust Legal System in Guatemala

The Guatemalan census claims that 16 million people live in this country. In reality, it is closer to 18 million. Indigenous groups under-report in the census because they are afraid the government is trying to control them. For example, if ten people live in their home, they will state that ...

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