26
Apr

Xenophobia and Other Patriotic Values

MexAlphabetSoup_WpCWho among us is not greatly confused about what to do and how to feel about immigration? It seems legitimate points of view about the issue can be made across the entire political spectrum. Where is the true truth? It seems that the World Wide Web has brought us closer and has driven us farther apart at the same time.

Here are a few divergent thoughts about the issue:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/427189/doubting-our-refugee-vetting-system-isnt-xenophobia-jim-geraghty

http://theconversation.com/paris-attacks-closing-migration-routes-into-france-wont-stop-terrorism-resisting-xenophobia-might-50725

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/biden-speaks-out-on-trumps-xenophobia-this-will-pass/

18
Feb

Language as a Second Language

MexAlphabetSoup_WpCHey, how's about let's talk to people, learnĀ to talk with them, if necessary, so we have a better understanding of each other.

Everyone seems to be pretty good at talkingĀ about other people.

Knock it off!

http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/languagesinaglobalworldlearningforbetterculturalunderstanding.htm

http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/Cross-Cultural-communication.htm

http://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/51_4_2_frank.pdf