Kai’s Story: A View from Someone who is not really Chinese, Cambodian, French or United Statian (or is all of the above?)

 Thank you and welcome to guest blogger Kai-Duc Luong. Kai has lived in the US for the last 11 years, 10 of them working in corporate America.  He left the corporate side to fully pursue his dream of being a filmmaker a year or so ago, to devote his attention to finishing the feature-length documentary…

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White Privilege and the World Economy

 My husband and I were talking about the economy over breakfast this morning and he shared that he read in O Globo, Brazil’s major daily paper, that Americans saw a $1.7 trillion first quarter loss in net worth.  His commentary on that was that “the U.S. is losing its place as the unchallenged leader of the…

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Cross-Cultural Exchange

 The other night a young man, probably in his late teens, came by our home while I was cooking dinner.  I went to the door with the remnant of a head of lettuce that would soon complete our salad still in my hand.  After introducing himself quickly and starting his spiel, he stopped short to…

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