White privilege. It's a touchy subject. The term is often bantered about among racial equity discussions, but among the people who could be described as having it? Not so much. Recently, there have been quite a few posts from bloggers—white bloggers, to be specific—about this topic. BuzzFeed even published a quiz How Privileged Are You? in which people can test just how they measure up.
Is 90 pounds an unhealthy weight for a college student? Yale University seemed to think so, when medical staff put third-year student Frances Chan on watch, telling her to gain weight or risk being suspended.
This month’s Let’s Lunch theme is Three Ingredient Recipes. Read on to see what I’ve cooked up… Ch-ch-ch Chia Pet! If you were a latchkey kid in the 1980s, that jingle is seared into your mind, like commercials for K-Tel oldies ....more
Ten-year Congressional veteran Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents eastern Washington State, is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives . Last January, Rodgers delivered the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address. Recently, I had a chance to interview her. Among other things, we talked about what it's like to be a working mother on Capitol Hill and about her outlook for women in the GOP.
Image Credit: Keith Allison, Flickr We don’t live in Washington D.C. or Cleveland, and we’re not hardcore professional sports fan. So it would be easy for our family to dodge the discussion about the Washington Redskins, or even Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Indians. But when you really look around, terribly inaccurate representations of Native Americans are all around us — we’ve just gotten used to seeing them, whether they be in a Kindergarten Thanksgiving skit, a California Mission project, or a beloved children’s movie ....more
I raise my three-quarters full glass for Equal Pay Day! April 8 is how far into the year women must work to earn what their male counterparts earned in the previous year. But how do you know if you are one of those women being paid less than a man doing the same job?
I finally got around to reading Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints, the two-volume graphic novel set during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Or rather, I just finished the Saints portion, the shorter book about a Chinese girl who converts to Christianity....more
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