Hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend. Here are some things we missed:
Racism takes a toll on the health of African Americans living in a predominantly white society.
How Racism Works – people mistakenly de-contextualize racism and perceive it as something that functions in individuals rather than seeing the big picture of how racism is institutionalized and structured in our daily lives in society at large.
A good 101 post on Three Dumb Things About “Reverse Discrimination”.
Arab TV Soaps Reinforce Gender Bias and normalize violence against women.
This is old news, but good news nonetheless – last week, an Indian court decriminalized homosexuality.
Trigger warning – Sexual Abuse of Female Inmates in Oklahoma.
Carnival Against Sexual Violence has worthy reads you should check out.
Gift giving by stereotypes – an interesting look at the intersection of stereotypes we have about age, class and gender.
Sunscreen’s shady business – a look at the $1 billion a year sunscreen market.
It’s easy to watch a documentary (like Food, Inc.) and be inspired to take action, but often times we may get back into our daily routines and be stunted from any activism or we may simply just not know what to do or how we can help. So to counter that here’s I Saw Food, Inc. Now What?
All right, happy reading everybody!