LINKS TO AMERICAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Listed by Cultural Type and Ethnic Heritage

A Web Directory by Richard Jewell

       

                                  
     
    
    

    

    

    

    

    

   

   

  

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

   

  

     

  

  

                                      

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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General/Misc.
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African Americans
Aged
American Indians (see "Indians")
Asian Americans

BLGT (Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, and/or Transgender)
Chicanos (See "Latin Americans.")
Differently Abled/Disabled, Mentally and/or Physically
Indians, American 
Latin Americans

Mentally Ill (See "Differently Abled/Disabled.")
Native Americans (See "Indians.")
Religious
Veterans & War Victims
Women

      

                         

INTRODUCTION: Here are some basic sites for you to use in exploring cultural diversity issues.  It should be noted that many of these categories--especially the extremely broad ones such as "religion" and "women," do not pretend to offer a compendium of links to their subjects; rather, they attempt only to offer a set of links that helps establish the cultural diversity of the subject.  Please also note that the lists below are, at present, rather short: your additions and suggestions are welcome.  

WARNING: For accurate research, consider the source.  Sites containing ".edu" (education only) and ".gov" (government only) may be more accurate.  However, even ".edu" sites may be Web pages developed by one instructor or a single student and represent only his or her own viewpoint.  For Web site evaluation guidelines, click here: Evaluating Web Sources.

Disclaimer: Please note that the general Web experiences rapid shifting of sites, which come and go.  If a link below takes you to a dead address, I apologize and encourage you to inform me.  --Richard Jewell
      

                       

GENERAL/MISC.

Women Writers of Color: http://voices.cla.umn.edu.   University of Minnesota site   

Culture & Race: www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm.  "Race--The Power of an Illusion" (site suggesting culture, not genetics, may determine differences)

General: http://www.google.com.  Type, using quotation marks at each end, "Links to Cultural Diversity"  

United Nations: http://www.un.org.  The United Nations, a source site for some of our ethnic traditions from other countries 

Immigrants: www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/

Folklore: www.americanfolklore.net

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AFRICAN AMERICANS

http://BET.com.  Owned by Black Entertainment Television; misc. information

www.blackfacts.com. "Black history" searchable by date and topic

http://BlackPlanet.com. One of the most-used ethnic sites: chat issues, et al.

www.blackvoices.com. One of the world's most visited African-American sites

http://voices.cla.umn.edu. University of Minnesota site focusing on women writers of color

www.blackandchristian.com. African-American church history

www.freedomcenter.org/. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center online

http://anacostia.si.edu/. Smithsonian Institute's museum of African-American culture and history

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History,  African-American history, Library of Congress

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AGED/SENIORS

www.caregiving.org, http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/foundation/aa66r2_care.pdf, and www.caregiver.org.  Care giving issues

www.healthfinder.gov.  Federal site with many links on health, family, and seniors issues

www.seniornet.org  

www.thirdage.com  

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ASIAN AMERICANS

http://www.mochimag.com/.   "Empowering young Asian American women"

http://alist-magazine.com/home/. "Success, leadership, professionalism, and business news"

www.AsianAmerican.net.  Ties between Asia and America.  Many subjects

http://www.janm.org/.  Japanese American National Museum in LA

http://voices.cla.umn.edu.   University of Minnesota site focusing on women writers of color.  

www.viettouch.com.  Vietnamese travel and cultural site

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BLGT

Please send your suggestions.

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CHICANOS

See, below, "Latin Americans."

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DIFFERENTLY ABLED/DISABLED MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY

MENTAL:
www.apa.org. American Psychological Association

www.mentalhealth.org. The Center for Mental Health Services

http://www.nami.org/#. National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.metanoia.org/imhs. ABC's of "Internet Therapy"

http://mental-health-matters.com. Mental Health Matters

http://mentalhelp.net. Mental Health Net

PHYSICAL/ORGANIC:

www.ds-health.com. Comprehensive Down Syndrome site

www.oneaddplace.com. Resources on attention deficit disorder (ADD)

www.chadd.org. Children and adults with ADHD

www.interdys.org. International Dyslexia Association

www.ncld.org. National Center for Learning Disabilities

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INDIANS (NORTH AMERICAN)

(Note: According to Tony Hillerman, author of an award-winning detective series set in the Four Corners area of the Southwest United States, the great majority of American Indians prefer to be called by their tribal names or, lacking that, as "Indians.") 

www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nad/. Canada, Aboriginal Cultures    

www.ballgame.org. Mesoamerican Ballgames

www.pbs.org/circleofstories. Native American storytelling and storytellers.   

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Native%20American%20History,  Native American history, Library of Congress

www.thresholds.net. Mexico and South America

www.lafete.org/new/totem. Totem poles 

www.conexus.si.edu. NMAI American Indian resource 

http://library.thinkquest.org/3081. Powwows 

http://archive.li.suu.edu/voices/voices.html. "Voices of the Colorado Pleateau."  Stories, people, places

www.nmai.si.edu/. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute

http://voices.cla.umn.edu. University of Minnesota site focusing on women writers of color

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LATINOS, LATINAS, LATIN AMERICANS, HISPANICS

http://MiGente.com. "My People": chat, et al.

http://www.starmedia.com. (Spanish & Portuguese speakers.)  Miscellaneous.

http://voices.cla.umn.edu.  University of Minnesota site focusing on women writers of color.   

www.thresholds.net. Visit Mexico and South America.

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MENTALLY ILLMENTALLY DIFFERENTLY ABLED/DISABLED

(See, above, "Differently Abled/Disabled.")

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NATIVE AMERICANS

(See, above, "Indians.")

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RELIGIOUS 

General: www.beliefnet.com  

African-American Church History: www.blackandchristian.com   

Islam: www.questia.com/CM.qst?UID1=1010572487&UM=1830&UID2=3&D=e7relg,

www.questia.com/CM.qst?UID1=1010572487&UM=1830&UID2=7&D=e7bok1g ("Vision of Islam"),

www.questia.com/CM.qst?UID1=1010572487&UM=1830&UID2=9&D=e7bok2g ("Ritual: Perspective and Dimensions"),

www.arabworldnews.com

Mythology: See the "Mythology" section of "Links to Humanities."

Salem Witch Hysteria: www.nationalgeographic.comn/features/97/salem  

Sermon on the Mount: www.atheists-for-jesus.com/sermon.htmwww.frick.org/html/pntg6df.htm & www.frick.org/html/pnt6f.htm  

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VETERANS & WAR VICTIMS

Please send suggestions.

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WOMEN

www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women. Biographies of female mathematicians

www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/millennium/m2. Articles about past and present of women's lives.  Includes U.S. women's historical timeline

www.pbs.org/stantonanthony. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

www.sunherald.com/whmod/whmod.htm. 20 modern pioneer women

www.undelete.org/military.html. Women's military history

http://voices.cla.umn.edu. University of Minnesota site focusing on women writers of color

www.wowmuseum.org. Women of the American West

  

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Editor: Richard Jewell, Minnesota State-Inver Hills
Originally published by the Univ. of Minnesota English Department's Composition Program Web Site
First publication: Jan. 1, 2001. Most recent updates: 23 May 2012, 15 July 2016
www.richard.jewell.net/LinksToDiversity.htm

Suggestions, contributions, new sections with URLs, and comments are welcome. (If you wish to add an entire new section with URLs, I'll be glad to give you credit, but suggest the new sections to me, first, before you send the URLs.)
Richard Jewell, English and Humanities, www.RichardJewell.net  
Minnesota State-Inver Hills, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

                       

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