Since my sons were old enough to walk, we have made the trek to a local farm to find our perfect Christmas tree. Even though you can see the sprawl of Silicon Valley from the hilltop, it feels worlds away from the city. The air is fragrant with pine, bay laurel, and eucalyptus ....more
Fox News host Megyn Kelly created a stir by making a racial statement about one of the most sacred American icons: Santa Claus. Kelly was upset by Slate writer Aisha Harris' call to end the portrayal of Santa Claus as a jolly, bearded, white man. In her discussion, Kelly made the comment that "By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white."
On Saturday evening writer, graduate student and organizer Suey Park tweeted an announcement about the hashtag #NotYourAsianSideKick. By Sunday night, it had been trending across the U.S. for over 11 hours.
#NotYourAsianSidekick This is beginning b/c for too long I've complained about not having an AAPI space that represents me.
The last week has been really cold in the Bay Area. As in below freezing at night, frost on the windshield, and ice on the sidewalks. I’ve been so cold, I’ve taken to wearing a beanie and down puffer jacket — inside my house ....more
Looking for a fun multicultural and bilingual family show for the holidays? The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto will be hosting multimedia and multilingual productions of the wintertime favorite Peter and the Wolf. In addition to ballet and symphony, these special performances will be narrated in English, Hebrew, Russian and Mandarin Chinese ....more
It can't be easy being a Republican man, with all the women and minorities (or is it people of color?) getting offended all the time. Politico reports that Speaker of the House John Boehner is holding training sessions to help GOP leaders communicate with women.
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