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On On the Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan

@szajic: This might be too personal, but I wondered which of Jia's race/privileged articles resonate with you the most? I've been trying to talk to a wealthy white guy about this stuff and trying not to get frustrate at pointing out stuff that seems obvious. I don't want to make it seem like a personal attack, so I've been trying to share interesting articles. Thanks!

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm 0

On "Furler wrote Rihanna's 'Diamonds' in 14 minutes"

Sia makes me wonder if everyone could have a super-skill and we just need to find the right activity? Or maybe there are only a few special snowflakes?
This helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEiopL0AIkg

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm 0

On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

@Demetri I think that Jia is upset about the content of the article she is reviewing; nothing against interracial relationships.

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm 1

On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

@idrathernot Thanks for calling it out! Seems many guys posting from Facebook have some nasty opinions that they NEED to share with us.

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@OhMarie My mom named her stray cat Nomigato (not my cat).

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@tealily Is there anything in their personal life that your boss has mentioned starting or enjoying in retirement? Or you give them a reminder of the impact of their work, like framing an article or photo.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)
1. amazing tomatoes from the farmer's market (tasted like sunshine)
2. adorable toddler cousins
3. many excellent workout instructors,
4. coworkers that go to class with me
5. good friends + honest conversations

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm 0

On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

@stuffisthings Ehh... I see where this is coming from, but race is a social construct. One that the hegemony uses to "other" certain groups. In most cases, race is short-hand for socio economic status, etc.
I guess I'm a bit sensitive to it because I'm mixed race with a white parent, and I really benefit socially from being able to manipulate people's perception of my race (white privilege). Some people don't have that as an option.
Edited to add: I'm not suggesting that "passing" as white is a good thing that people should aspire to. I think this article is saying eventually everyone will be able to pass as exotic white or average white, and everyone here has a great critique on why that perspective is stupid and racist.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm 1

On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

I stupidly clicked the link, and will now provide you with ample reason not to make the same huge mistake: "tomorrow's America lives among us now in every "Blackanese," "Filatino," "Chicanese" and "Korgentinian"" I died a little inside D:

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm 4

On Craigslist Behavior

@shantasybaby. I'm with @commanderbanana here. What about trying to buy this stuff together with your husband? What are the changes the next Craigslist killer is also the next Zodiac killer?

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm 0