What a Brazilian Child Gleaned from USAmerican Cartoons

I can’t tell you if this is a story about Really, have we met?  Finding out something totally surprising about my husband of 25 years that I never knew Duh—how did I never see something so obvious when seen through the eyes of another?  Or Deep, sensitive intercultural insight when seeing how USAmerican Culture is…

“Latino Express” Label Inspires Cries of Racism, White Supremacy, Mediocrity

 “Mommy, do you think this is racist? “Leaving the museum yesterday, as we were getting on the bus, there was a line of buses, and one was called the Latino Express, and only Latino and African American kids were getting on it.  The other students, and even my teacher thought it was racist.  I…

Obama Is Black. McCain is White.

Okay, now I’ve said it, so what’s next?  Traditional diversity trainings and rules of political correctness dictate you should suppress that instinct to notice race or be declared a racist.  The fact is that categorization is an innate survival response dating back to the era of the hunter/gatherer:  Edible, non-edible? Male-female?  Friend-foe?  Rather than suppress…

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…