world-education

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How different would it be if Nevo was in Vanya's position and vice versa for Vanya?

“…Listen to me, Tver. I am going to build a better, safer world some day. An educated world, who can always eat its fill of bread and knowledge.”

“You will inherit something far better than I ever did. Milk and honey, peace and strength, land and literacy! You will never have to struggle as I did.”

“Look at what we have now, and stretch it from rising to setting sun! Empires are made from grain, my boy, and you will be there to see the warm dawn yourself.”

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Bill Nye's Netflix series to dispel 'anti-scientific claims espoused by politicians'
A new year is here, and a new set of Netflix originals are on the horizon. 2017 will see the return of beloved shows Stranger Things, House of Cards, Love and more, but also a brand new offering from Bill Nye that could do some very important work. Set to arrive in spring 2017, Bill Nye Saves the World’s premise sounds pretty squarely aimed at Donald Trump:

“Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.”

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I’m crying real trans tears at this…. my whole life I was taught that I was disgusting and unnatural for being trans so to see a kid so openly and happily accept the idea of being gender fluid… I don’t really know how to react other than to just burst into happy tears…
I don’t care if you love or hate Rick Riordan and his writing style, representation is IMPORTANT, especially from such a hugely popular author. Just reading the Magnus Chase series has made me swell with happiness and pride, and seeing it positively effect kids (the target audience cough cough…) is more than I have ever imagined.
Thank you, Rick Riordan, for helping to make the world better by educating our youths, and especially at such a dangerous time.

Mizrahi Jewish People in the Holocaust

The Israeli school system teaches the average 11th grader all there is to know about the Holocaust and World War II, yet seems to nearly neglect mentioning the Holocaust in non European countries such as Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Iraq.
A classmate did a class presentation the other day, talking about her grandmother who’s a Holocaust survivor from Libya. My white, Jewish, American teacher’s response was “oh, i didn’t know the holocaust was there too” or something equally as ignorant.

The Nazi policy didn’t spare Jewish people outside of Europe -  the 400,000 Jewish people in France’s territories in North Africa (French Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) were included in the number of “the Final Solution to the Jewish Question in Europe”.
Jewish people in Libya, that was under Italian rule, suffered from Anti Semitism and economic restrictions as Italy’s relations tightened with Germany. In 1942, laws of racial discrimination were activated in Libya, men were recruited to forced labor and Jews were transferred to concentration camps.
The Vichy rule in Algeria from 1940 cancelled the Jews citizenship and activated the same restrictions that applied to the Jews of France.
The Vichy rule in Tunisia was pro Nazi and in 1942, the Nazis occupied 
French Tunisia. The commander of Tunis was then Walther Rauff, who was involved in the development of death gas vans and the Final Solution in Eastern Europe and instituted anti Jewish policies.
Iraq was for a short term under the Nazi allied regime of Rashid Ali Al Gaylani. Among its results was the Farhud which was a pogrom that killed 180 Jewish people.

You will not be taught about Mizrahi Jewish people in the Holocaust, although it is as important to know.

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