Trevor Noah is a political satirist, comedian and current host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He was born to a black South African mother and white European father during the time of apartheid. This era was known for institutionalized racism, where blacks, coloreds and whites could not legally marry or have children, hence the name of his memoir, Born a Crime.
This article studies teens at a Cape Town high school of Xhosa and mixed backgrounds. Focus is given to identity in relation to language. Topics: Xhosa language, Afrikaan language, English language, self-identity, South Africa, high school, mixed race, poverty, low-income, bi-lingual education
Discussion covers repeat violations of court-ordered restraining orders especially in cases family violence and the legalities of whether an officer should arrest the violator. It also discusses gender biases that prevent police officers from acting on these violations and in turn preventing more harm to be done. Topics: Equal Protection Clause, 14th Amendment, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, police accountability, family violence, restraining orders, gender bias, court case, legal rights, legal statutes, tort
How has the end apartheid affected the youth who saw its dismantling and adjusted to its changes? Topics: Unemployment, Violent crimes, Men, Labor markets, Adulthood, Age, Women, Children, Social generations
If two languages are stored in the brain, how can it be that a person can lose one of them, but not the other, and then gain one back without relearning it? The traditional models of how a language is represented in the brain suggest that languages can become inaccessible, even though they are not entirely lost...
In Rethinking Education and Poverty, William G. Tierney brings together scholars from around the world to examine the complex relationship between poverty and education in the twenty-first century. International in scope, this book assembles the best contemporary thinking about how education can mediate class and improve the lives of marginalized individuals. In remarkably nuanced ways, this volume examines education's role as both a possible factor in perpetuating--and a tool for alleviating--entrenched poverty. Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty. Some critics, however, argue that educational systems mask inequality and perpetuate cycles of poverty and wealth; others believe that the innate resilience or intellectual ability of impoverished students is what allows those individuals to succeed. Rethinking Education and Poverty grapples in turn with the ramifications of each possibility. Throughout these compelling, far-reaching, and provocative essays, the contributors seek to better understand how local efforts to reduce poverty through education interact--or fail to interact--with international assessment efforts. They take a broad historical view, examining social, economic, and educational polices from the postWorld War II period to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Although there is no simple solution to inequality, this book makes clear that education offers numerous exciting possibilities for progress.
This compelling text explores family violence throughout the life course, from child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Paying special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings...