Mash-Up Round-Up: Year of the Rat
The week of January 25, 2020 was rereading everything about Song Kang-ho; washing our hands, a lot; screaming, crying, and adopting all the kids in Cheer; and huh, maybe we have been fever dreaming this whole time.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy New Year, fam! May the Year of the Rat be blessed.
In the past two weeks, how many times were you: Followed around by security guards at a store? Mistaken for someone else of your same race? Answer the questions posed to 101 Black teenagers, and see how your experiences compare.
via NY Times
“PFAS in drinking water is not okay.” They found it in 43 out of 44 cities. Alright.
10 years ago, one in eight students benefited Legacy admission. Plot twist: Those kids are almost always white and wealthy. Hear from the President of Johns Hopkins University about why we should end this whole legacy thing.
via The Atlantic
Auto-suggestions = self-fulfilling prophecies. But why would Google’s suggestions prioritize a woman’s personal life over her professional life?? Oh wait, you already know why.
via Buzzfeed News
Around the world, from Cuba, to Germany to Japan, birth rates are declining. With more pressure on working-age people, immigration could be the only solution.
via Washington Post
Exceptions include characters: Doing kung fu, delivering food, speaking with grossly exaggerated accents, preceded (or followed) by a gong sound, or All. Of. The. Above.
Jokes at the expense of Asian Americans have long been seen as Racism Lite™ — but these jokes were never funny. And it’s time comedians admitted it.
Yeah, this does not mean that NYC has gotten any cheaper. While Houston has NYC beat on space, they’ve lost on transportation (due to all that space they’ve got).
via Texas Monthly
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year. You want to make Malaysia a rubbish bin of the world? Their environment minister says “no thanks.”
via AP News