the asian-american awakening: that moment when you realize you’re not white

http://www.connie-zhou.com/asian-american-awakening/

But if race is such a huge topic in American studies, why is it that I never learned about the Asian & Chinese Exclusion Acts in my classes or the fact that we only briefly touched on the Japanese Internment camps?

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Image source and full article: http://www.connie-zhou.com/asian-american-awakening/

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“…I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking” [VIDEO]

Highly recommended!

1:40 you have been taught to grow out, I have been taught to grow in; you learn from our father how to emit, how to produce, how to roll each thought off your tongue with confidence – you used to lose your voice every other week from shouting so much.
I learned to absorb. I took lessons from my mother in creating space around myself. I learned to read the knots in her forehead while the guys went out for oysters…

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H/T: http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-student-totally-nail-something-about-women-that-ive-been-trying-to-articulate-for-37-years-6?g=3&c=ufb1

Perhaps Love Bakes a Cake

http://redemptionpictures.com/2013/09/04/cake/

The bakers’ argument is simple yet problematic – “I don’t want to help somebody celebrate a commitment to a lifetime of sin… The Bible tells us to flee from sin. I don’t think making a cake for it helps.”

But there’s simply no Biblical command for Christians to deny services to those whose actions you believe to be sinful. If there was, who could Christians serve?

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Image source and article: http://redemptionpictures.com/2013/09/04/cake/

Hawaiian Bishop: Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples Is Just

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/08/26/2526081/hawaiian-bishop-discrimination-just/
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Worse, he warns, “Once we give in to the false notion that same-sex couples have a right to marry, how can we reasonably deny the same ‘right’ to anyone who chooses to enter a ‘marriage’ with a close relative, a minor (with consent)?”

Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/08/26/2526081/hawaiian-bishop-discrimination-just/

Leia Is Not Enough: Star Wars and the Woman Problem in Hollywood

“If you’ve never really noticed the absence of women in Star Wars (or movies at large), consider yourself living proof of how the limiting narratives of culture and media can warp our expectations, to the point where the presence of one woman in a cast of dozens of memorable male characters can seem like perfect equality.”

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Image source and article: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/02/opinion-star-wars-females-media/

The Problem With Assuming Liberal Christians Hate the Bible

“Liberal Christians aren’t liberal in spite of the Bible, but because of it. They don’t pursue justice for LGBT people because they haven’t read Scripture, but precisely because they have. And in the arc of the narrative of God’s interaction with humanity, liberal Christians find a radical expansiveness, an urgent desire to broaden the embrace of God’s hospitality to include those whom the religious big shots are always kicking to the sidelines.”

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Photo by: Patrick Feller

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derek-penwell/liberal-christians_b_3526681.html