“Why Americans Smile So Much: How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces” by OLGA KHAZAN

While there are some universally recognizable facial expressions, different cultures have different rules for displaying them. This article looks at why Americans smile more than people from other countries.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/why-americans-smile-so-much/524967/

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Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait, by Kimberlé Crenshaw in the Washington Post (from September 2015)

“Mere words won’t change the way that some people — the less-visible members of political constituencies — must continue to wait for leaders, decision-makers and others to see their struggles. In the context of addressing the racial disparities that still plague our nation, activists and stakeholders must raise awareness about the intersectional dimensions of racial injustice that must be addressed to enhance the lives of all youths of color.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/24/why-intersectionality-cant-wait/?postshare=7221484008066786&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.ce6173fde449