Mash-Up Round-Up: Get Out of My Country
Also, we’re on the Bieber comeback train, and we won’t apologize for it.
Mash-Ups in the News:
In this week’s edition of Politicians Behaving Badly-
Do you know what it means to have an “anchor baby”? It’s when you come to the U.S. illegally to have kids and to trick America (and not also to work hard and create a better life and help build a great country). Jeb Bush wants to be clear he didn’t mean Hispanics are the problem here, just Asians. Thanks for the clarification! See great responses.
And from the rest of Mash-Up America-
The world is ours.
Check out this piece of graphic journalism that tells the story of how workers organized and responded to the exposé on labor abuses in the salon industry.
This explanation is a little, um, flimsy (because they aren’t winning at sports other than cricket?) but always a good reminder of how much Indians do love and are often the winningest of World Records.
via The Economist
In a very misguided attempt to be an ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Morrissey proceeded to say Obama wasn’t really black and other stupid things. This isn’t totally surprising, because as much as we love his music, he seems like a douche.
For a man who outed people who had harassed his daughter on social media to their bosses and got them fired, you’d think he’d be slightly more aware of the consequences of saying ridiculous, racist things.
When this first-generation Cuban-American went to college, the first in her family to do so, they all joined her. Her siblings and her parents joined her for orientation, her mom going so far as setting the table in the dining hall when they all went in together. She was there for all of them. And now she’s a professor.
via NY Times
Sorry not sorry about what our bellies are going to be filled with when we cook this Tiya-approved menu this weekend. Philippine Paella and Bellychon? Yes please.
Oh and then they were escorted by police off the train through six cars. SIX. That’s before the company publicly and falsely accused them of physically fighting with staff to cover their asses. That probably felt awesome. Next time, we’ll just visit just these vineyards instead.
via NY Times
At the turn of the 20th century, Julius Rosenwald, the son of German-Jewish immigrants, made Sears Roebuck into one the largest companies in history. More importantly, he used his fortune to build more than 5,000 schools in the South for Black children (including Maya Angelou and John Lewis), supported the building of hundreds of YMCAs for the Black community, and funded fellowships for the greatest African-American artists and scientists of the early 20th century.
Y’all ready for this? Businesses owned by Hispanic women have increased by 87.5 percent since 2007 and businesses owned by Black and Asian women have increased by 67.5 percent and 44.3 percent. We are ready for your investments!
Serena wants to win. We can talk about race and Black excellence and femininity and a whole mess of other (true) issues but she inspiringly insists that she just wants to win. And win she does. Also, she’s dating Drake now and we all need to talk about that.
via NY Times