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The "Muppet Show" disclaimer "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures."

"Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe." The NY Post reports, adding "It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people. And...
Tags: Comedy, Law, South Park, Censorship, Disney, Puppets, Ethnicity, Children's Tv, Flags, Warnings, Ny Post, Gary, Carter, Johnny Cash, Fantasia, Jim Henson

"Across the United States, many areas with large populations of Latinos and residents of Asian descent, including ones with the highest numbers of immigrants, had... a surge in turnout and a shift to the right, often a sizable one."

"The pattern was evident in big cities like Chicago and New York, in California and Florida, and along the Texas border with Mexico, according to a New York Times analysis of voting in 28,000 precincts in more than 20 cities..... [T]he red shifts, along with a wave of blue shifts in Republican and white areas, have scrambled the conventional wisdom of American politics and could presage a new electoral calculus for the parties.... And over all, Mr. Trump, whose policies and remarks were widely e...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Voting, Law, California, Mexico, Immigration, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Ethnicity, Trump, Northwestern University, Center for American Progress, Ann Althouse

"Where and by whom 'Latinx' is used has helped spur the complaints that it may alienate working-class Latino communities (especially those that speak Spanish)..."

"... or at least fail to reflect their preferences. 'I keep thinking, people who are watching this, do they identify with that term?' asks Richard T. Rodríguez, an associate professor at the University of California at Riverside, of political messaging during the pandemic that has used 'Latinx.' 'The x is jarring, kind of like biting in glass.' (Rodríguez also pointed out that even though 'Latinx' is often used in solidarity with the trans community, a transgender person who has fought for his o...
Tags: Law, America, Transgender, Language, Ethnicity, University Of California, Riverside, Rodriguez, Ann Althouse, Euphemisms, Latinx, Richard T Rodríguez

Leaning into Our Ethnic Roots This Christmas

Celebrating Christmas as a kid made me feel thoroughly American. Buying a tree, hanging stockings, and having candle lights in the windows was the most connected I ever came to my non-Indian classmates and neighbors. It was the one time of year where we lived our lives in a similar way. All of this, of course, was intentional. My mom, like many immigrants who came to the U.S. in the seventies, had not celebrated Christmas in her home country. Having married an Anglo American man and raising bicu...
Tags: Holidays, Inspiration, Christmas, Culture, Ethnicity, Jesus, Traditions, Christ, Encouragement, Luke 2:10, Jesus the Messiah

"Why Are So Many Latinos Obsessed With Demonizing Black Lives Matter? It's Complicated."

This is an article from October 5th — at WLRN (the Miami NPR affiliate) — that begins "Joe Biden is expected to win the Latino vote big. But not so big in Florida." With hindsight, we know that the big Latino vote win did not happen. There was, in fact, puzzling drop in Latino voter support for Democrats. Let's mine this article for some clues about why that happened. Remember, this is public radio:Many Latinos who back President Trump bring the racial — and racist — complexities of Latin Americ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Nbc, Law, Africa, Joe Biden, Democrats, Ethnicity, Miami, Venezuela, Npr, Biden, Cuba, Black Lives Matter, Nicolás Maduro, BLM

"The swing towards Trump in Hispanic areas across the country is extraordinary. It was hinted at in the preëlection polls."

"The polls always showed the President faring better among nonwhite, and particularly Hispanic, voters than he did four years ago, but the magnitude of the shift was way beyond expectations.... I think it could easily be a double-digit swing in the President’s direction. I have not crunched these numbers conclusively, and it’s still too early to do that. But that would be my initial gut sense, yes. The most obvious reason for this, I would assume, is the education divide in our politics manifest...
Tags: Texas, Law, Ethnicity, Trump, Rio Grande Valley, Nate Cohn, Jason Villalba, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump and immigration, 2020 Campaign, Said Nate Cohn, Sharon Navarro, Texas Latinos

"People have described the Cuomo-de Blasio shenanigans as a beef between two Italian-American men."

"But their backgrounds are vastly different. De Blasio, who is from Cambridge, Massachusetts, adopted his mother’s surname. His father was a Wasp and a Yale graduate who lost a leg at Okinawa. He later abandoned the family and, stricken with lung cancer, killed himself. De Blasio molded himself into a hardworking Brooklyn man of the people. 'It’s sort of a false identity, like the shit-kicking version of George W. Bush, whereas Andrew is who he is,' the former city official said...." From "And...
Tags: New York, Law, Fathers, Brooklyn, Yale, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Mario, Ethnicity, Andrew Cuomo, George W Bush, De Blasio, St John, Wasp, Andrew, Okinawa

Can I get a little attention? Does anybody care this year? Seems like they would... this year, especially, but no... Anybody?

It's Columbus Day, but there's way less than the usual hoopla, even though you'd think there'd be more. I found this in the Washington Post, "Much of America has stopped celebrating Columbus Day, but the explorer remains revered in Italy." That's super mild. The observation that has replaced the observation of: There used to be an observation of the holiday, and now there's only the observation that the holiday is no longer observed.   While many Christopher Columbus statues were toppled this y...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Boston, Rome, James Brown, Dancing, United States, New York Times, Italy, David Marcus, Nyt, Ethnicity, Baltimore, Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy

NYT columnist Thomas Edsall lists 5 things Biden supporters should worry about.

Here:First, there are indications that Trump’s base of support — whites without college degrees — is more energized and committed to voting this year than key Democratic constituencies. And there is also evidence that polling does not reflect this.Second, Latinos, who are key to the outcome in several crucial states — Arizona and Florida, for example — have shown less support for Biden than for past Democratic nominees. Many Hispanic voters seem resistant to any campaign that defines them broadl...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, Cbs News, Arizona, Protests, Ethnicity, Biden, Catholics, Trump, Democratic, Otto, Catholic Supreme Court, Thomas Edsall, Edsall, Ann Althouse

Even if every child got access to the same technology for remote learning, the playing field may still not be even. Research shows that race and class impact teachers' digital expectations.

Research indicates that teachers encourage technology use in unequal ways for different students. Hero Images/Getty Images Matt Rafalow is a sociologist and visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.  Over the 2013-14 academic year, Rafalow conducted research in three middle schools in Southern California, and says he observed how technology is used in unequal ways by students of different races, ethnicities, and economic statuses. He says teachers at a more affluent schoo...
Tags: Technology, Students, Steve Jobs, Race, Trends, Strategy, Schools, Ethnicity, Minecraft, University Of California Berkeley, University Of California, Ucla, Southern California, Nordic, Duffey, Contributor

"Anthony Martignetti, who found television immortality as a 12-year-old Italian immigrant when he sprinted through Boston’s North End..."

"... in an enduring television commercial for Prince spaghetti, playing a boy who is beckoned by his mother’s cry, 'Anthony! Anthony!,' died on Sunday at his home in West Roxbury, Mass. He was 63. His older brother Andy said the cause was still undetermined. He said Mr. Martignetti had been awaiting treatment for severe sleep apnea. In 1969, Anthony and several fellow preadolescents were approached in Boston’s Little Italy by three men looking for Commercial Street. His friends replied rudely; ...
Tags: Children, Law, Boston, Advertising, Pasta, Italy, Ethnicity, Anthony, Andy, Ann Althouse, Anthony Anthony, Anthony Martignetti, Martignetti, Andy Martignetti

Making sense of the headlines: Homeownership rates in 2020

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives deeper into the latest U.S. homeownership rates and what they mean.
Tags: Video, Homeownership, Opinion, Data, Service, Analysis, Radio, Ethnicity, Columns, Data Collection, American Dream, Markets & Economy, Select, Matthew Gardner, U.S. Census Bureau, COVID-19

"People come here for the scenery and beauty of the place but leave red Solo cups at the bottom of the swim hole, and people defecate and pee in the woods and it smells like a latrine after Woodstock."

Said Daryl Legg, the town supervisor of Hunter, New Jersey, quoted in "‘Hidden Gem’ Made Popular by TikTok Is Shut to Keep Out-of-Towners Away/A lake in New Jersey was closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but some complaints about recent crowding there focused on the ethnicity of visitors" (NYT).Legg was defending his townsfolk from the charge of ethnic animosity that the NYT highlights. More highlighting:“We have droves of out-of-state Spanish people and they leave their crap lying on ...
Tags: Travel, Law, New Jersey, Ethnicity, Swimming, Landscapes, Woodstock, Lee, Upper Manhattan, Customs Enforcement, Ms Lee, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Legg, Tomson, Union Iron Works

"What is Goya in the Latino community? It’s an icon, a statue. The left wants to destroy all icons."

Said Alexander Otaola, "a Cuban-American in Florida with 105,000 followers on Instagram," quoted in "How Buying Beans Became a Political Statement/The boycott and counter-boycott of Goya comes as the major political parties seek to energize Hispanic support ahead of the 2020 election" (NYT).The Goya chief executive of Goya, Robert Unanue, appeared at the White House rollout of the the "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative" and said "We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like Presid...
Tags: Food, Florida, Instagram, Law, White House, Ethnicity, Goya, Trump, Ann Althouse, Analogies, Trump 2020, Alexander Otaola, Destruction Of Art, Goya Robert Unanue

"Have you considered that, if you identify as white and read only the work of white authors, you are in some ways listening to an extension of your own voice on repeat?"

A question asked at NPR — in "Your Bookshelf May Be Part Of The Problem," by Juan Vidal. Vidal begins a sentence with "As a Latino," so I'm reading that to mean that he identifies as Latino.Myself, I identify as an American who was young in the 1960s, and back then, the word "identify" had a colloquial meaning that I haven't seen in a long time. We would talk about "identifying" with an idea or a situation. It made sense back then to say "I can identify." It meant you could immediately feel your...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Zoos, Reading, Conversation, Ethnicity, Npr, Mars, The Twilight Zone, Conrad, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Althouse, Juan Vidal Vidal, Warren Marcusson, Samuel A Conrad

"They tried to live as they had in Berkeley, in an improvisational community, their doors open to anyone."

"But things started to go missing, and it was unclear whether their neighbors also believed in communal sharing or if they were taking advantage of the Kingstons. Kahalu’u is on the island’s windward side, and Maxine, like many Chinese people who believe that wind disturbs one’s qi, or life-force equilibrium, found the constant gusts distressing. She couldn’t think.... In the seventies, publishers had begun responding to America’s social realities by offering challenging, textured depictions of ...
Tags: Law, Fiction, Immigration, America, Hawaii, Ethnicity, Kingston, Berkeley, Solitude, Maxine, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Maxine Hong Kingston

Ethnic speculation.

Hmm. Not seeing it.— Mark Virag (@MarkVirag) April 13, 2020 ADDED: I clicked through on the link to see what counts as "Germanic," and the answer made me laugh: "'Germans' are defined as people who marked their ethnic origin as 'German' on the Census survey in 1990 and/or 2000." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ethnicity, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Mark Virag

Ethnic consciousness should not threaten African nation-building

Ethnic identity can be harnessed to strengthen national identity — and this can foster a continental-based African identity The post Ethnic consciousness should not threaten African nation-building appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Nigeria, Africa, Article, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethnicity, Shona, Nationalism, Top Six, South Africa (country, Nation Building

"This lack of personal involvement in the struggle did not stop Biden, when he was seeking national office, from inventing a civil rights past for himself."

"[Richard Ben Cramer, in his classic account of the 1988 presidential primaries, What It Takes,] reported on his rhetoric in the primaries in 1988: 'Joe was off on his life… how he started in the civil rights movement…remember?… The marches? Remember how that felt?… And they’re nodding in the crowd, and he’s got them, sure.' Even when his handlers warned him to stop saying this because it was not true, he couldn’t help himself: 'Folks, when I started in public life, in the civil rights movement,...
Tags: New York, Law, US, Joe Biden, Ireland, Ethnicity, Jfk, Biden, Catholics, Joe, Kennedys, RFK, American Catholic, Fintan O'Toole, Ann Althouse, Religion And Politics

"But at the very moment that Harvard is defending its use of race in admissions, citing diversity as a key component of the education it provides, students of color are saying that once they are on campus..."

"... Harvard devalues their history and experiences and fails to retain professors who support them. Several students who testified during the legal challenge to Harvard’s admissions policies, saying it was important for the school to be able to consider race in admissions, are now among those criticizing the decision to deny tenure to the professor, Lorgia García Peña.... 'I am tired of Harvard using my story without giving me ethnic studies so I can fully understand what my story even means......
Tags: Students, Law, Harvard, Protests, Ethnicity, Affirmative Action, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Tenure Harvard Sparks, Lorgia Garcia Peña

#TwistedTrope 29. Santa's marginalised reindeer

Image by Chris Duglosz on Flickr Father Christmas has built his reputation on geniality. He is seen as a sage old man who is quite magical and extremely generous. But there's a darker side to Santa Claus. He can also be vindictive, because he keeps a naughty list as well as a nice list. This is insidiously divisive - it is segregation based on behaviour. Imagine if teachers did this in schools? (er.... - Editor)If you're on the naughty list - and I suspect you are, if you read this blog...
Tags: Bullying, Washington, Christmas, Noah, Pandora, Ethnicity, Santa, Exploitation, Privilege, Reindeer, North Pole, eLearning, Dante, Behaviour, Claus, Plato

"Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer [terms other than 'Latinx'] to describe their ethnicity."

"Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer other terms to describe their ethnicity. Only 2% of our respondents said the label accurately describes them, making it the least popular ethnic label among Latinos. Some have speculated that 'Latinx' resonates with women and Latino youth. We found no evidence of this in our study. While Latinos’ preferences for other labels vary by age, the limited appeal of 'Latinx' is consistent across generations and genders.... ...
Tags: Law, Language, Ethnicity

The Destiny in Our Daydreams

She scurried over to the rice cooker and opened it. Using a rice paddle to scoop out a few grains of day-old rice with her right hand, she then picked them off of the paddle with her left, squishing them together between her slender thumb and forefinger. I watched her move quickly and silently, her dark eyes focused and on task. I am the daughter who was ever seeing but never understanding. I listened to stories and yearned for more answers. The barrier between us has been hard, at times as unyi...
Tags: Identity, Inspiration, Culture, Ethnicity, Jesus, South Dakotan, Duke Kwon

Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley

Self-Esteem Issue

My family has ethnic minority ancestry. Since I was a child, I have many family members who talk against their own ethnicity. They constantly say horrible things like people of this ethnicity are “ugly & lazy & evil” They say that they are ashamed to be of this ethnicity, and they don’t associate with others of the same ethnicity. Family members did not approve of me joining a social group for people of this ethnicity, or even taking an ethnic history class. All of this has greatly lowered my se...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Identity, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Ethnicity, Self Esteem, Ancestry

Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

Faith lived. “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way. Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, a son of Israel had faith. Indeed, scripture notes that his faith saved him. Bartimaeus had an amaz...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Immigration, History, Ethnicity, Jesus, Catholic, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Bonhoeffer, Dachau, Jesus Jesus, Bartimaeus, Sermons, Christian Witness, Homilies, Ordinary Time

Is Scruff’s war on sexual racism all talk and no tackle?

I commend SCRUFF for acknowledging that the problem exists. But talking about it in an op-ed isn’t the same as tackling it.
Tags: Apps, Life, Race, Lifestyle, Dating, Racism, Ethnicity, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jeremy Helligar, Scruff, Sexual Racism

After defending race-based filters for years, Scruff CEO acknowledges that maybe they’re racist

After years of requiring users to list their race on their profile, Scruff is finally making its "ethnicity" field optional.
Tags: Life, Race, Lifestyle, App, Dating, Racism, Ethnicity, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Scruff, Hookup App

After defending race-based filters for years, Scruff CEO finally admits that maybe they’re racist

After years of requiring users to list their race on their profile, Scruff is finally making its "ethnicity" field optional.
Tags: Life, Race, Lifestyle, App, Dating, Racism, Ethnicity, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Scruff, Hookup App

"Well, I love Apu. I love the character, and it makes me feel bad that it makes other people feel bad."

"But on the other hand, it’s tainted now — the conversation, there’s no nuance to the conversation now. It seems very, very clunky. I love the character. I love the show.Said Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons," talking to the NYT about the character who seems to many people to be too much of an ethnic stereotype. What's he supposed to do about the problem?We’re not sure exactly how it’s going to play out. Back in the day, I named the character after the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray. Whe...
Tags: Law, Ethnicity, Matt Groening, Times, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, The Simpsons, APU, Trump, Matt, Groening, Satyajit Ray, Roseanne, Political correctness, Ann Althouse