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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1800 on: April 16, 2016, 12:58:06 PM »
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Oh boy, here rises my contrarian nature. Sorry, but this really aggravates me, because it equates English with literacy. Oh what a blessing for those poor ignorant, illiterate folks (who may know five languages) to finally be able to understand read English!  ::)

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Fixed it for you. It is, indeed, a blessing that you take for granted.

Because it's not a blessing to be able to read in languages other than English?

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Hardly. (I can do that in five, btw.) The video promotes functional literacy in the language of one's country of residence. Do you have an issue with that?

Yeah, I have an issue with the latent racism of the video.
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I found a healthy pride in that video: here is a man willing to become more literate in another language. A noble thing that is. He shows his goodness by raising a son, while he worked having no time to learn reading since he was a grown man, a foreigner in a strange land, probably doing crappy jobs to take advantage of this New World that could not do what that Old World was doing to everybody else who stayed behind.
Gebre, you got your head stuck up in retrograde! Get it out, take a whiff of fresh air. You read like a 3rd generation American.
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1803 on: April 21, 2016, 02:17:05 AM »
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I TRY not to hate it when you make me tear up!
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Oh boy, here rises my contrarian nature. Sorry, but this really aggravates me, because it equates English with literacy. Oh what a blessing for those poor ignorant, illiterate folks (who may know five languages) to finally be able to understand read English!  ::)

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Fixed it for you. It is, indeed, a blessing that you take for granted.

Because it's not a blessing to be able to read in languages other than English?

Selam

Hardly. (I can do that in five, btw.) The video promotes functional literacy in the language of one's country of residence. Do you have an issue with that?

Yeah, I have an issue with the latent racism of the video.
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I found a healthy pride in that video: here is a man willing to become more literate in another language. A noble thing that is. He shows his goodness by raising a son, while he worked having no time to learn reading since he was a grown man, a foreigner in a strange land, probably doing crappy jobs to take advantage of this New World that could not do what that Old World was doing to everybody else who stayed behind.
Gebre, you got your head stuck up in retrograde! Get it out, take a whiff of fresh air. You read like a 3rd generation American.
My folks came as foreigners and all (except the wife), had to learn English as that was now their country.

Why didn't the video portray white people learning English? I suspect it's because the people that made the video assume that African or "Black" languages are "illiterate" languages, but Europeans who don't know English don't really need to learn English, because French and German and Dutch are "literate" languages. Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive about it, but sometimes things like this seem completely condescending and rife with racist overtones. Just my opinion.


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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1804 on: April 21, 2016, 03:16:41 AM »
Why didn't the video portray white people learning English? I suspect it's because the people that made the video assume that African or "Black" languages are "illiterate" languages, but Europeans who don't know English don't really need to learn English, because French and German and Dutch are "literate" languages. Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive about it, but sometimes things like this seem completely condescending and rife with racist overtones. Just my opinion.


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Because the video's target audience is the adult immigrant in the US? Just a thought.

I don't understand why you keep comparing English to other languages. It's not a matter of which one is more 'literate'. It's a matter of being fully functional in the language used where you are. The average American will never find himself having to live in a place where every scrap of writing, from street signs to newspapers, is in a language he can't decipher. If we drop you off in the middle of Tokyo and you can't read Japanese, you'd be as hamstrung as the guy in the video, even if everyone around you spoke English.
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1805 on: April 21, 2016, 04:00:54 AM »
Why didn't the video portray white people learning English? I suspect it's because the people that made the video assume that African or "Black" languages are "illiterate" languages, but Europeans who don't know English don't really need to learn English, because French and German and Dutch are "literate" languages. Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive about it, but sometimes things like this seem completely condescending and rife with racist overtones. Just my opinion.


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Because the video's target audience is the adult immigrant in the US? Just a thought.

I don't understand why you keep comparing English to other languages. It's not a matter of which one is more 'literate'. It's a matter of being fully functional in the language used where you are. The average American will never find himself having to live in a place where every scrap of writing, from street signs to newspapers, is in a language he can't decipher. If we drop you off in the middle of Tokyo and you can't read Japanese, you'd be as hamstrung as the guy in the video, even if everyone around you spoke English.

I understand. I just wish it would have included some other races in the video as well. It just seems like so often Africa and indigenous Black cultures are portrayed as in need of some form of Western cultural salvation.

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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1806 on: April 21, 2016, 02:39:16 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1807 on: April 22, 2016, 12:22:05 AM »
Why didn't the video portray white people learning English? I suspect it's because the people that made the video assume that African or "Black" languages are "illiterate" languages, but Europeans who don't know English don't really need to learn English, because French and German and Dutch are "literate" languages. Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive about it, but sometimes things like this seem completely condescending and rife with racist overtones. Just my opinion.

Selam

Because the video's target audience is the adult immigrant in the US? Just a thought.

I don't understand why you keep comparing English to other languages. It's not a matter of which one is more 'literate'. It's a matter of being fully functional in the language used where you are. The average American will never find himself having to live in a place where every scrap of writing, from street signs to newspapers, is in a language he can't decipher. If we drop you off in the middle of Tokyo and you can't read Japanese, you'd be as hamstrung as the guy in the video, even if everyone around you spoke English.

I understand. I just wish it would have included some other races in the video as well. It just seems like so often Africa and indigenous Black cultures are portrayed as in need of some form of Western cultural salvation.

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The truth I see is that both cultures are needed for mutual salvation.
Except I may be a racist as I see the African way has more to offer than receive in the exchange.
The West has toys and a narrow form of knowledge that leads mostly to death. The Southern Folks have a broad way to Knowledge and Life. All civilizations started in The South with the elements of Truth and still retain it in the kernel.
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1808 on: April 29, 2016, 03:19:06 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1809 on: April 29, 2016, 04:59:41 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1811 on: May 03, 2016, 12:40:25 PM »
I suppose something was added to the incense ;)
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1812 on: May 04, 2016, 08:59:20 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1813 on: May 05, 2016, 05:14:56 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1816 on: May 07, 2016, 11:22:24 AM »
Pascha on Mount Athos (Greek documentary with English subtitles), very nice presentation indeed
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1817 on: May 13, 2016, 12:52:44 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1818 on: May 14, 2016, 03:25:23 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1819 on: May 14, 2016, 12:26:46 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1820 on: May 15, 2016, 04:22:21 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1821 on: May 15, 2016, 10:57:32 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1822 on: May 16, 2016, 06:50:50 AM »
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Ehh... (I mean my pain, that at least in Poland there is no chance for such EO)
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1823 on: May 16, 2016, 11:30:28 AM »
Joyous Paschal Monday procession in Mharda (Syria)

I could go EO if it was like this.
Ehh... (I mean my pain, that at least in Poland there is no chance for such EO)

Look on the bright side: from now on, whenever I dance in the streets chanting slogans and carrying icons, I'll be thinking about and praying for you.  :P
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1824 on: May 16, 2016, 01:31:52 PM »
Joyous Paschal Monday procession in Mharda (Syria)

I could go EO if it was like this.
Ehh... (I mean my pain, that at least in Poland there is no chance for such EO)

Look on the bright side: from now on, whenever I dance in the streets chanting slogans and carrying icons, I'll be thinking about and praying for you.  :P
Oh Mor, that's so kind of you!
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1825 on: May 17, 2016, 05:41:38 AM »
This is a short Youtube video I made to promote my new book. The video contains brief descriptions of the book as well as order information. Deepest thanks to all those who have offered me their encouragement, support, and prayers. It really means more than you will ever realize.

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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1826 on: May 19, 2016, 02:01:40 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1827 on: May 20, 2016, 05:39:52 AM »
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« Reply #1828 on: May 20, 2016, 10:01:39 AM »
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« Reply #1829 on: May 21, 2016, 02:58:40 AM »
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« Reply #1830 on: May 22, 2016, 01:00:01 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1831 on: May 23, 2016, 12:14:15 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1832 on: May 28, 2016, 02:59:19 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1834 on: June 01, 2016, 08:40:24 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1835 on: June 01, 2016, 10:31:39 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1836 on: June 03, 2016, 09:23:49 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1837 on: June 13, 2016, 08:01:06 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1838 on: June 14, 2016, 12:30:46 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1839 on: June 14, 2016, 06:04:00 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1840 on: June 23, 2016, 07:21:01 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1841 on: June 24, 2016, 10:58:06 AM »
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« Reply #1842 on: June 24, 2016, 11:57:36 AM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1843 on: June 28, 2016, 07:02:11 PM »
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Re: Video of the Day
« Reply #1844 on: July 01, 2016, 10:00:56 AM »
'A glimpse behind the scenes with Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo during the campaign image photoshoot for his new Giselle.'

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