Mash-Up Round-Up: Forgot Your First Language? No Problem
The week of August 4, 2014 was: wondering what sumo wrestlers like for their in-flight entertainment; never being able to look at peaches in the same way again; and Warren G reads Warren Harding’s sexy letters. Way sexier than peaches.
Mash-Ups In The News:
We could not relate more to this! (See: GUILT.) You understand a language perfectly, but you can’t get the words out in conversation. And then you’re traveling and visiting family and embarrassed by your lack of abilities. That being said, having a first language that becomes your third language is still pretty bomb.
via The Atlantic
The struggle with being a Mash-Up American is that the American part is pretty darn important, and takes on a life of its own.
Oh, this hurts our feelings: Ever hear the story of the U.S. Congressman who talks to two Indian-American State Department officials, and asks questions about “their” country, India, assuming that they are not American?
#Longread: Making your eyes more “white”? Easy. Does that make you more white? Confusing. Plus: Getting butt implants!
via NY Mag
Lesson: Smoking is bad for everyone. But who’s still smoking? Gays smoke more than straights. Native Americans and “Multiple Race” people smoke way more than Hispanics and Asians. Oh dear.
A series of portraits that show how intimacy breaks down a lot of prejudice. Sometimes new things just take some getting used to.
Diverse corporate boards do way better than others. DUH.
via Science Daily