Last Saturday night I was out at a bar enjoying a momentary respite from my family reunion weekend when the news of the Zimmerman verdict came on the overhead TV. At the moment I remember thinking: "I'm really shocked - but then again, I suppose I shouldn't be". And I remember a sinking feeling in … Continue reading Igniting A Cultural Conversation On Race: Putting The Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Context Relating To The Dehumanization of Young Black Males in America
Many thanks to my friend Tom for forwarding this NPR article. In it we read about an Anthropologist / stand-up comedian who has been studying why we laugh and what makes a joke funny. Interesting stuff and since it is New York based also goes along with this week's theme. And for the record, I … Continue reading Was That Supposed To Be Funny?
An interesting infographic from a recent NPR article. I would first like to say that the definition of "rich" here leaves me feeling guilty, to say the very least. What is it that we are doing wrong that makes life relatively more expensive for the poor than for the rich? And is there a way … Continue reading The High Cost of Being Poor