Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note

In an announcement posted to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their daughter, Max.
“Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future,” the post, structured as a letter from the couple, begins. “Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You’ve already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in.”

 

The post — a Facebook note — describes the changes that the couple hopes to see for their daughter. “Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today,” the note reads. To do that, the note says, will require advances in health, education, technology, and equality. The couple calls for “long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years,” including democratizing internet access.

 

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Facebook Went There – Race

 

I had been telling people that identity sites like Facebook and Google+ don’t have a field for race – because race does not define us.

Well, maybe I was wrong – again.

Facebook went there – at least on this ‘Brief survey’ that popped up at the top of my page.

Now is my chance to protest the establishment. Oops, they don’t have a box to write in what I really am: Human and a mix of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on — all the way back to my African brothers and sisters who Created All People.

People would look at me and label me White. I detest the label White and the label Caucasian. People of European heritage are either pink from North Europe, orange from Central Europe or brown from South Europe.

Caucasian is a race. The concept of race has been proven to be non-sense years ago. Notice they don’t use the term Negro or Mongoloid – so why are they using the term Caucasian?

They also don’t use the term red or yellow, so why are they using the term White when people know that White is associated with so many negatives (White Pride, White Power, White Supremacy, White Racism, White Privilege).

Facebook! If the U.S. Census is allowing us to check more then one box and to write in our race – you certainly can do the same.

Facebook! You can also add the terms European American, Latino American, East Asian American, South Asian American and Black American while you are at it.

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Glenn is of the Irish, German, Dutch, English, and Austrian diasporas. He is taken by Charo who is of Spanish and Amerindian heritage. They have two children, made in California. He likes sociology, anthropology, ethnography, psychology & history.

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Ojibwe (Part 1) | Facebook

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“The Ojibwe (also Ojibwa or Ojibway) or Chippewa (also Chippeway) are among the largest groups of Native Americans–First Nations north of Mexico. They are divided between Canada and the United States. In Canada, they are the second-largest population among First Nations, surpassed only by Cree. In the United States, they had the fourth-largest population among Native American tribes, surpassed only by Navajo, Cherokee and the Lakota.”

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Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

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“In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to ‘make the world more open and connected’ has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.”
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Tribes of the Indian Nation | Facebook

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Nearly 100 million indigenous Native Americans were in the Americas before arrival of Europeans. Roughly 5% remain.   Data from the UnderstandingPrejudice website: http://www.understandingprejudice.org/nativeiq
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Immigrants For Sale

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Find out more: http://immigrantsforsale.org Discuss: http://facebook.com/cuentame En Español: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pIy06BN4hk Immigrants are for s…
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