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Do you know your own mineral totem? You can use your birthday to find out.Dec 22 – Jan 19: Clear Quartz http://bit.ly/12Z2nYaJan 20 – Feb 18: Turquoise http://bit.ly/YEugzkFeb 19 – Mar 20: Silver http://bit.ly/132fWpTMar 21 – Apr 19: Fire Opal http://bit.ly/12K53syApr 20 – May 20: Chrysocolla http://bit.ly/12LfDzvMay 21 – Jun 20: Moss Agate http://bit.ly/12OkhwCJun 21 – Jul 21: Rose Quartz http://bit.ly/X6EA0nJul 22 – Aug 21: Garnet & Iron http://bit.ly/12R0KvDAug 22 – Sep 21: Amethyst http://bit.ly/12STfnYSep 22 – Oct 22: Jasper http://bit.ly/YuMlQxOct 23 – Nov 22: Copper & Malachitehttp://bit.ly/YxNUgANov 23 – Dec 21: Obsidian http://bit.ly/YATsqt

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Do you know your own mineral totem? You can use your birthday to find out.
Dec 22 – Jan 19: Clear Quartz http://bit.ly/12Z2nYa
Jan 20 – Feb 18: Turquoise http://bit.ly/YEugzk
Feb 19 – Mar 20: Silver http://bit.ly/132fWpT
Mar 21 – Apr 19: Fire Opal http://bit.ly/12K53sy
Apr 20 – May 20: Chrysocolla http://bit.ly/12LfDzv
May 21 – Jun 20: Moss Agate http://bit.ly/12OkhwC
Jun 21 – Jul 21: Rose Quartz http://bit.ly/X6EA0n
Jul 22 – Aug 21: Garnet & Iron http://bit.ly/12R0KvD
Aug 22 – Sep 21: Amethyst http://bit.ly/12STfnY
Sep 22 – Oct 22: Jasper http://bit.ly/YuMlQx
Oct 23 – Nov 22: Copper & Malachitehttp://bit.ly/YxNUgA
Nov 23 – Dec 21: Obsidian http://bit.ly/YATsqt

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I’m starting to understand the real failings of multi-cultural education growing up in K-12 schools. We gave everyone access to the “fun” parts of culture. Let’s sing the dreidel song! Now we understand the Jewish experience. Let’s talk about segregation. Wasn’t that wrong. Aren’t we glad it’s over? Let’s take turns reading parts of the “I Have a Dream” speech. We had access to the easy stuff without having to really examine the hard stuff. And we were giving easy access to things that aren’t “ours” and shouldn’t be “ours.” So you can’t just pick up the “fun” stuff and put it into your party theme or Facebook pictures. I’m using simple terms like fun because that’s how multiculturalism was given to us as children. And while it may have served a purpose at the time, it gave us too much access to claim things that aren’t ours.

I honestly, honestly think that is some of the reasons why the race parties are such a horrible fad on college campuses. They are carrying on what we did in elementary school. Let’s make culture a party! Everyone bring your cultural food and put on a costume! The racism is present and good percentage of the participants are really expressing deep rooted racism. But some truly don’t want to “understand why it’s wrong” when they are re-enacting what we used to do with culture in elementary schools. Culture was supposed to be fun. “I don’t understand why you are mad now? I thought culture was a party!” Party’s over kids. Put down the head-dress.
Brian Henry (via theteej)