Manga has an interesting obsession with food, while also providing some fascinating insights into Japanese culture.
Do all people on NPR sound the same? Ben Yagoda considers the cultural similarities and differences in this blog.
Guardian commentator Gary Younge comments on how material improvements in the lives of those without privilege continues to threaten those who benefit from it by examining responses to Coca-Cola’s controversial America the Beautiful Superbowl commercial.
Gina Crosley-Corcoran examines insterectionality and the relationship between socioeconomic status and race.
An essay on White privilege in daily life:
How does social media construct the “other” and limit perceptions of agency? Read this example:
“I find the Facebook meme distressing, not because of the Belo Monte Dan Project, but because the author and all of the people who share it have fed into and bolstered (even if unknowingly) a narrative that depicts indigenous people as sad and powerless and awaiting the benevolence of people from industrialized nations. This pulls into focus our own arrogance and biases against indigenous peoples. It does not help the cause or support Chief Raoni. It only makes us feel better about our lazy attempts to “save” people that we look down upon.”
- Indigenous Peoples (techlearning.com)
- Killings of Brazil’s indigenous Indians highlight tensions of land disputes (theguardian.com)
- Indigenous peoples in Argentina: “we don’t want to be considered strangers in our own country” (en.mercopress.com)