Mash-Up Round-Up: We Can Translate Anything!
The week of August 8, 2015 was: helllllllo Lenny Kravitz; wishing we worked for Netflix, and who knew Alexander Skarsgård would look so crazy hot in drag? (Then again, he looks hot in anything … or nothing.) Also, adorable owls.
Mash-Ups in the News:
#QueridaKellyOsbourne, We Do More Than Clean Toilets
We think Kelly Osbourne was trying to make the point to Donald Trump that he doesn’t value the integral role Latinos play in American society and the incredible contributions they are making every day. What she actually said was, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
via Huffington Post
Refugees Welcome: A New Website in Germany
It’s like an AirBnB for refugees to find room shares with Germans so that they can get out of mass housing. Love this.
My Interracial Family Needs its Own Action Figures
It turns out there still aren’t toys out in the world that really rep Mash-Ups. This article taught us about a new company making toys that you can customize just for your family!
via Washington Post
Drinking Milk is Easy and Awesome in America
In Uganda, dairy farmers lose up to 50 percent of their product to spoilage because they have no access to refrigeration. Same in Brazil.
Google Translate Will Change Travel Forever
You can hold your phone up to any sign in a different language and it will translate that sign, and keep the same design. Oh, hi future! You sure are neat!
via Nat and Lo
Why Did Islam Disappear From Hip Hop?
Remember when Easy E rolled with the Nation of Islam? When references to Allah and Mecca were common in hip hop? This article explores why and how that’s changed.
Texas Refuses Birth Certificates to Children of Undocumented Immigrants
It’s not that the kids aren’t U.S. citizens, it’s just that it will be really really really hard for them to do anything because they are being denied birth certificates (which are necessary for, you know, going to school). Tejas! At least 38 percent of your population is Hispanic. Maybe it’s time to rethink your position, no?
via Dallas News
The Seoul of Atlanta
50,000 Koreans live in the exurbs of Atlanta and they are making very delicious food there. Pork on pork on pork.
via Garden & Gun
The Problem We All Live With: Schools
MUST LISTEN. What’s the number one strategy proven to cut the achievement gap? Integration. Integration gives everyone access to the same teachers and tools. There’s so much more. Please please listen. You will learn and cry.
via This American Life
What if Hogwarts Was an HBC?
OMG Harry Potter played by Dwayne Wayne.
We’re All a Little Bit Racist … Right?
This article talks about a crazy study where people tested their biases and then took drugs that put them to sleep and then messages about differences were played while they were sleeping and then when they woke up they took the tests again and were 50% less biased. WHAT.
Learning to Speak Lingerie
In Egypt, many lingerie stores are owned by Chinese immigrants. The Chinese immigrants mostly have no preconceived notions about religion. This makes for interesting conversations about nighties and Islam.
via New Yorker