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Myth vs Fact: Censor Bias? New Research Covers Culturally
Misrepresented Groups: Gypsies, Jews, Indians, Mestizos,
Edited by Carly Zander
Wed, 25 Mar 2009, 12:28:43 EST
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Feather Research Institute (www.eaglefeather.org) provides
current research of different cultural groups that have been misrepresented via distorted or biased cultural histories due to
political, racial or religious reasons.
The goal is to present factual cultural data that is not political; it purports to go beyond
superficial layers of information and question the validity of sources. While society has
progressed technologically, current scholars begin to question the more important
civilizing elements that constitute a working and harmonious order. While censorship
was notorious in the Middle Ages with the Inquisition, it is still present in varying and
subtle ways among the cross section of institutions in the modern world.
Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Research Associate at the University of Arizona states:
"The work of Dr.Arnoldo Carlos Vento is both a treasure and unprecedented. The work I
have been doing on the inter-connectedness of the continent via Maiz, was done by him
a generation ago. His work and research are fascinating and I can only hope to build upon his work and the other Indigenous
scholars. Additionally, he builds upon the work of his own mother, Adela Sloss Vento, what I term, a ceremonial discourse."
The new Website contains Educational Materials that are divided into five series: Pre-Columbian, Mexican, Chicano/Chicana,
Native American and Ancient Cultures. Areas covered include Culture, History, Philosophy, Language, Literature, Medicine
and Oral History. The listings of works are further divided into Abstract/Articles, Abstract/Books, Articles and Books. While
most works are in English, some books and articles are in Spanish. Additional areas under News