Two sisters — one looks white, the other black. Here’s what happened when they went to the store. Spoiler alert: they weren’t treated the same way.
A Cheerios commercial with a biracial family got a lot of negative attention and comments. This video shows kids’ reactions.
Stereotypes of Asian women in Harry Potter.
“In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. The tension between expanded technology, more interaction, more mixing of languages, and the concept that finding places that are truly foreign is getting more and more difficult. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of foreignness and distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED Talks helps to preserve or revive languages and culture that have been threatened by politics or demographics.”
Where are you from? What does it mean to be “from” somewhere… does that refer to your heritage, your legal status, where you spend your time, or your heart? This is a wonderful talk by writer Pico Iyer.
- Where is Home? (mllecocoschannel.com)
- Pico Iyer: Where is home? (cyphteo.wordpress.com)
- Standing Still – Pico Iyer (becomingtabitha.com)