Yesterday was the 57th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks. 57 years ago Rosa refused to move from her seat to the back of the bus.
It was only 57 years ago that it was legal to tell someone just because of their skin color they had to give up their seat. Discrimination like this was widely accepted, it took one brave person to stand up and fight it.
Yesterday President Obama visited the bus Rosa Parks was arrested in. It’s a powerful photo.
Don’t forget the recent past.
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The Mother Languages of Mexico
February 21 is International Mother Language Day as declared by UNESCO in 1999. This special date is meant to promote awareness of multilingualism, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity.
Mother Language Day is also an important time to celebrate the richness of Mexico’s traditional Indigenous culture and knowledge.
Here Are Some Important Facts About Mexico’s Mother Languages:
- There are 68 mother (Indigenous) languages, including 364 regional varieties (dialects), spoken in Mexico.
- According to a 2010 census report, there are 6,913,362 speakers of a mother language in Mexico.
- 6.6% of Mexico’s total population speaks a mother language.
- Oaxaca is Mexico’s most linguistically diverse state with 15 distinct Indigenous languages, including 179 dialects of these languages. 31% of the state’s population speaks a mother language, the highest rate of any state in the nation.
- Nahuatl is the most spoken mother language of Mexico with 1,544,968 native speakers.
- Maya (796,113), Mixteco (471,710), Zapoteco (425,123), Otomi (284,992), Totonaco (244,033), Mazateco (223,073) all have more than 200,00 native speakers.
- Huasteco (161,121), Chinanteco (131,382), Mazahua (135,897), Mixe (132,759), Purépecha (124,494), Tlapaneco (120,072) all have more than 100,00 native speakers.
- Despite much being made about languages dying out in Mexico, the total numbers of speakers of a mother language is increasing.
- Indigenous speakers have been emigrating in larger numbers to the United States. In California alone, there are 23 Indigenous languages spoken by people from 13 Mexican states, as registered by INALI.
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Strength doesn’t come from winning.Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength. — Arnold Schwarzenegger (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
chivalrousgambler:this looks like a cover of a murder mystery book
By Best selling author Richard Castle A.K.A ‘Kitten’
i tried so hard to scroll past this! damn.
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