You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »
When I tell people I’m from California (and very proud of it) I get one of two reactions: A nod of understanding and jealous delight at meeting someone from the Golden State, or a wary smile and disbelief at everything I say henceforth.
California is a great place to live, especially if you fall in a minority group. Because in California – particularly in the Bay Area and Los Angeles – you won’t feel like a minority. Read the rest of this entry »
Midge Wilson, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, came of age when there were very few women in academia. The absence of female voices spurred a career focused on researching gender issues and racial discrimination. Wilson, now 57, talks about the wage gap between men and women and how ethnicity factors into the equation.
Have you ever been offended by someone’s mispronunciation of your name? A misspelling? Why did the well-loved storybook character Anne Shirley feel she had to introduce herself as Anne with an “e” to everyone she met?
Perhaps because we intuitively associate our name with our identity – and any distortion of our name distorts our identity. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all heard the doom facing mainstream media: the downfall of print, the flawed money-making model of online, and the get-it-free attitude debate over the future of print and the Web. Still, even with today’s financial woes, one part of the journalism business is poised to thrive – ethnic media.
People often correct Anthonia Akitunde when she tells them to call her “Tomi.”
“Don’t you mean Toni, short for Anthonia?” they ask. Perhaps surprisingly, they also question the “h” in Anthonia.
They don’t know that Tomi is short for Oluwatomi, Akitunde’s given, Nigerian first name. And until the fifth grade, she was Tomi, especially to her parents, immigrants who passed their cultural pride on to her. Read the rest of this entry »