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Mash-Up Round-Up: Rashida Jones Isn’t Tan

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Mash-Ups in the News:

Jorge Ramos Makes the GOP Nervous

Jorge Ramos, the Unvision news anchor and Latino Walter Cronkite, take politicians to task for their positions on issues facing Latinos. In 2016, the Republican candidate will need 40% of the Latino vote to win. Good luck winning that without winning over Jorge.

via NY Times

Rashida Jones: I’m Not Tan, You Asshole

The other day Rashida Jones, the hilarious and beautiful actress and daughter of Quincy, was on the red carpet. Her “interviewer” commented on how tan and tropical she looked. Rashida responded “Well, I’m ethnic.” Because, in fact, that is the truth.

via Jezebel

Not a Very PC Thing to Say

NY Mag published a piece about the danger of PC culture. Maybe they missed the point entirely? But provocative, and worth reading. Before we get lost in thinkpieces, at least read this.

via NY Mag

Senate Republicans Remove ‘Civil Rights and Human Rights’ from Subcommittee Name

Instead of focusing on Civil and Human Rights, the committee will be the “watchdog against unconstitutional overreach and will hold the Obama Administration accountable for its actions.” Great prioritizing new Congress! You’ve really heard our voices!

via Huffington Post

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Kevin Hart Edition

This is our favorite show. When Seinfeld tells Kevin Hart to lay off the fireworks in his stage show? Just watch.

via Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Prince George: Once the Black American Dream, Now a Nightmare

Prince George used to be a symbol of a rising black upper middle class, and now it struggles to emerge from devastation during the recession. 14% of Black-owned homes are under water, compared with 5.5% of white-owned homes.

via Washington Post

The Whiteness of Public Radio Voice

We want to hear ourselves, our intonation, and our slang in public radio’s thoughtful conversations. The whole Schweddy Balls thing gets a little old.

via Buzzfeed

Selfie Stick Etiquette: A Guide

Basically, don’t use it. But if you have to, make sure people aren’t around.

via Fusion

Fresh Off the Boat Will Succeed In Spite of ABC’s Ignorant Efforts

We have an idea! Let’s make racist cartoons to promote the first show featuring Asian Americans in 20 years!

via Buzzfeed

African Hip Hop Bridges Culture Gaps in China

Not only is there a growing trade relationship between China and the African nations, but there’s also a growing cultural exchange. Hip hop is breaking some boundaries.

via City Lab

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