Web411: Community News {June 10}


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Welcome to this this week’s edition of Web411!  Every Friday we’ll be putting together some of the top stories from around the web and sharing the links here so you won’t miss a thing.


News for June 10, 2011

Loving Day is right around the corner!  If you haven’t heard of it or celebrated yet, check out this post on BlogHer, Loving Day: a Celebration of Mixed-Race Marriage.  Learn more about the documentary.  Join the Facebook page.

Check out Multilingual Living’s 12 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Bilingual Children.  Their infographic is based on Barbara Zurer Pearson’s book Raising a Bilingual Child.

Angelica at New Latina, put together part one of her research into interracial marriage amongst Latinos.  Marrying Out: Why Latinas Are Marrying Non-Latinos touches on points that I think most interracial couples can relate to.  Check it out!

There was great disappointment this week over FIFA’s decision to disqualify the Iranian women’s soccer team who refused to remove their hijab (head scarves).  The game would have been an important match on their journey towards the 2012 Olympics.

In Beijing, “Chinese scientists have genetically modified dairy cows to produce human breast milk, and hope to be selling it in supermarkets within three years.” According to the company that is producing the milk, it’s identical to human breast milk.  The news is getting mixed reviews worldwide.  Many think it’s good news, while others are questioning the morality and necessity of producing transgenic cows for our milk consumption.

In Chile this week, Mount Puyehue erupted, bringing earthquakes, downfall of volcanic ash and causing hundreds of families to be relocated to makeshift shelters.  View images of the destruction and volcanic plume via National Geographic.


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