Tag: social empowerment

Dangerous Reporting

Essentialism in Western Media Perspectives Even today, among reputable news sources, there still remains a level of ignorance and an essentialist undertone in Western media perspectives of the “developing world.” For example, in a recent issue of The Economist, I came across a feature on Gendercide in India, which discusses the distorted sex ratios in …

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Can we PLEASE focus on a real education issue?

Donald Trump has asked for the President to provide his birth certificate several times and has made a new statement that the President wasn’t “Qualified for the Ivy League.” I am not sure how the President performed at Harvard, and honestly I think it is a question that the American public should not really care about. …

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Japan’s Punishment: Can we really be this ignorant?

We have all watched in disgust as Glenn Beck has brought himself ratings by speculating on the divinity of the Japanese earthquake of March 11. Even gossip blogger Perez Hilton has come out against an Evangelical perspective on atheist Japan being “woken up” by God. However, before Mr. Beck had a chance to opine on …

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Dharavi – Beyond the Slum

Poverty and Economic Development in Asia’s Largest Slum. What is it about slum areas that intrigue people? Is it the constricted spaces that some call home while others call hell? Or the vibrant colors that fill the narrow alleys andshops? Slums have always had a certain aura that surrounds them, which makes people take a …

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Do Not Speak for Others – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship

We continue in our Social Entrepreneur Series with this week’s commandment. Thou Shalt Not Speak for Others So you have designed an intervention for a social problem that you hope will change the lives of a community. You can see the great solution and want to raise awareness of why this is important. After all …

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