Mash-Up Round-Up: Choose Your Own Identity
The week of December 19, 2015 was: Some kind of space movie, lusting after rainbow bagels, a Brandy and Destiny’s Child mash-up, and why American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas. Did ya hear, British teeth aren’t so bad? Baby, it’s (not) cold outside.
Mash-Ups In The News:
On top of the cultural resistance to mental health care in the Asian American community, it’s very hard to find resources that understand the needs of elders when it comes to language, diet and cultural nuances. Add to that the deep obligation many feel to provide caregiving for their aging grand/parents and it gets complicated indeed.
Damn, we work hard. We talk a lot about all the different identities and cultures that make up America but we also definitely share the same schedule. Like being up by 6:30 a.m. and going to bed by 11 p.m.!
via Flowing Data
Fareed Zakaria speaks so much truth about being a non-practicing Muslim and immigrant, and how he’s appalled by Trump’s bigotry not as a Muslim, but as an American.
“I can’t tell my sons what to feel: more white than Asian, more Asian than white, neither, both.”
via New York Times
In China, fresh air is such a luxury that people are buying it from Canadian geniuses/a-holes who are selling 2-gallon jars for roughly the equivalent of $15 U.S. — that’s 50 times as much as a bottle of mineral water. It’s like that time Whole Foods tried to sell Americans $6 asparagus water, but so much worse.
via The Telegraph
Hi, this is a big deal: 1.2 percent of the Mexican population (1.4 million people!) are people with significant African heritage. That’s a lot of people who weren’t ever acknowledged before.
We are so excited about Master of None and Fresh Off the Boatrepresenting the immigrant experience with humor and care and panache and we are even more excited that with more stories means more variety and hopefully nuance.
Tracey Africa is stunning. She’s tall and slim, has amazing cheekbones and gorgeous hair, and is a transgender woman who modeled for Balenciaga and Clairol in 1975. Until she was outed. She’s a hero and true trailblazer.
via New York Magazine
Remember how Margaret Cho told us she was starting emojihad? Well, she’s not the only one! Apparently the INVENTORS of emojis are totally over them. Also, this is a really interesting piece on the history of emojis. The first ones were invented in 1997!