Culture and Conflict: Imperfections of Perception

  Today’s guest, Tyson Seuret, examines how a simple symbol can divide cultures. On February 4, 2015, The Huffington Post published an article about an 18-year-old woman in India. She was a woman of passionate creation—a poet, student, and activist for inter-faith collaboration and togetherness. She was considering studying at universities outside of her country of birth, and she was now confronted with the possibility that she must use a nickname, or an alteration of her name to do so. Why? Because this young woman was named for the Hindi symbol for well-being, prosperity, and goodness of heart that is…

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