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Mash-Up Round-Up: Cardi’s History Teacher + Scandinavian Parents

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The only Superbowl content that mattered was Foo Fighters and Kap’s insta; Cardi’s AP history teacherweighs in; and goooodbyeeeeee Liam Neeson and, well, the state of Virginia. Just, no.

Mash-Ups In The News:

Appeals Court Blocks Alabama From Executing Muslim Inmate Without The Presence Of His Imam

“Accept a Christian chaplain or be killed alone.” A devout Muslim on death row was denied a spiritual advisor of his own faith. Here’s hoping the Supreme Court is well acquainted with the constitution (Hint: That the First Amendment protects more than one faith).

via Slate

Why Swedes Are Chiller Parents Than Americans

Parents love their kids around the world, but the world can’t agree on how to parent them. Helicopter parenting or a laid back approach? The ways we parent are more tied to our countries, economies, and school systems than what parenting books we read.

via The Atlantic

Japan’s Working Moms: Record Responsibilities, Little Help From Dads

An all-time high of 67% of Japanese women are working, but they’re somehow expected to work as full-time housewives at the same time.Men in Japan still don’t pull their weight at home, and no one is winning.

via NY Times

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

What happens when you vaccinate a kid for measles? They stop dying from measles AND they stop dying from all other diseases. Measles is a gateway disease. VACCINATE.

via NPR

A history Of L.A.’s Gay Bar Scene, Told In Matchbooks

Souvenirs of life-changing experiences or an archive of solidarity and freedom? Both. Many of the gay bars of L.A. are now gone or have seen better days, but they’re brought back to life with these matchbooks and all their punderful slogans.

via Los Angeles Times

State Universities Are Being Resegregated

Higher education, we need to talk. Nearly half of all elite public universities are enrolling a lower percentage of Black students than they were in the mid-1990s due to anti-affirmative action campaigns, and this cycle will only continue as nonwhite students are made to feel unwelcome or locked out entirely.

via The Nation

US Sees Limitations On Reuniting Migrant Families

“The Trump administration’s response is a shocking concession that it can’t easily find thousands of children it ripped from parents, and doesn’t even think it’s worth the time to locate each of them.”
– Lee Gelernt, lead ACLU attorney

via AP News

A Very American Mango Pie, Inspired by Indian Aunties

Besides the mango purée, you can buy everything in this pie at Target. It’s a true American Pie from the mashy lack of measurement tools to the naive optimism that you could be satisfied with one bite.

via NY Times

21 Savage And The False Promise Of Black Citizenship

When the rapper was arrested by ICE and called a “United Kingdom national,” the internet turned against him: Has he been faking an accent? Does he secretly drink afternoon tea? Was his image a “calculated falsehood”? The memes stop being funny when you remember ICE is inhumane and everything it does is a gross powergrab.

via The Atlantic

Museum Of The Bible Has Jumped The Ark

The Museum of the Bible thinks they found the actual rock that killed the actual Goliath and we’re gonna need some of Jesus’s actual wine water while they’re at it.

via Hyperallergic

The Family Business That Put Nashville Hot Chicken On the Map

You’re going to suffer, but you’re going to be happy about it — this hot chicken is for spice-hounds and fools. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is a Black-owned restaurant that bore their spicy chicken eighty years ago, and we’re not letting more rich whites guys take the credit.

via New Yorker

MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art 

The Museum of Modern Art is closing this summer for a $400 million overhaul for the only acceptable reason: To make their collection more mashy and inclusive! Here for it. 

via MSN

E Pluribus Unum? The Fight Over Identity Politics

Stacey Abrams wants us all to understand that identity politics strengthen democracy, that difference does not equate divisive, and that voter suppression is real. We stan.

via Foreign Affairs

Stacey Abrams Delivers Democratic Response To Trump’s State Of The Union

“We do not succeed alone…together, we are coming together for America…for a better America. “

via PBS

August 1993: Stacey Abrams, Youth Speaker At The 30th Anniversary Of The March On Washington.


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