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)
Everyone has hopes and reams, things that make them sad, and unique experiences and ways of seeing the world. This blog, my new favorite, is a great one for talking about stereotypes and identity.
- Humans of New York ‘Love this Blog’ (fernexpressblog.fernmitchell.com)
- Humans of New York (earlythursday.com)
- Humans Of New York In Iran: Street Portraits By Brandon Stanton (PHOTOS) (iranenglishradioblog.wordpress.com)
- humansofnewyork: “When I was younger, I thought listening was… (sunspotworkshop.wordpress.com)
- Humans of New York (between16and54.wordpress.com)
From Sanaa Hamid: “This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. Neutrality is key in this series, as i remove myself from my political and social status and opinions, stripping the problem to the most basic issue; taking an item that means a great deal to somebody and corrupting it.”
- Nike Get Your Dirty Hands Off My Culture! Nike and the Cultural Appropriation of Pasifika Design (tuliathompson.wordpress.com)
- 8 Fascinating Opinions On Cultural Appropriation (thoughtcatalog.com)
- Cultural Appropriation and Commodification (geetuvailoor.wordpress.com)
On intolerance in Finland (but relevant to other places, as well):