Fairuza Balk (Persian, Romani, Irish, Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot)) [American]

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Fairuza Balk (Persian, Romani, Irish, Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot)) [American]


Known as: Film & TV Actress


Films: “American History X”, “The Waterboy”, “The Craft”, “Return to Oz”, “Gas Food Lodging”, “Almost Famous”, “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”


TV: “Family Guy”, “Murder in the Heartland”, “Justice League”, “The Sopranos”, “The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story”

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Dear Native student who was just admitted to college

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“In life, some people will throw around the term “Affirmative Action” like it’s a dirty word. To them, it means “some people” (ie minorities) get an “unfair advantage” in the admission process. Do you know how much “affirmative action” goes on in admissions offices that has nothing to do with race? Students of alumni (“legacies”), athletes, students from underrepresented states, children of wealthy donors, students from low income backgrounds, women interested in science and engineering, LGBT students, students with disabilities, students who have extraordinary talent in something…I could go on and on…they all get “special” consideration in the admissions process. The goal is to create a well-rounded class that represents many different perspectives, not to be able to say the class has X number of Native American students. You were not admitted to college simply because you are Native.”
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.fr

Cartoons relating to Native American Indian Sports Team Mascots

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Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn – COLORLINES

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Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.
Via colorlines.com