Thursday, March 28, 2013
An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Hazel Clark, a professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, continues the February series on New York's place in the global fashion picture. This week: Fashion forging personal and national identities.
Give us a reading of your "clothing identity." What are your clothes saying about who you are? How do they define your personal or group identity?
Friday, November 23, 2012
When Takeaway listener Loren Levinson heard our segment on Madeleine Albright earlier this year, in which she talked about the discovery of her Jewish identity and family members that were killed during the Holocaust, it got her thinking about her own roots. Her incredible,fascinating story bridged two of the unlikeliest of cultures.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and American: A Woman's Unlikely Background | A Pioneer in Disability Rights | Humor in Dark Places: The Comedy of Cancer | How John Manrique is Getting Right | The Power of Letters | The Hidden Power of Vulnerability
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Michael Adams is an associate Professor of English at Indiana University who studies one important intersection of language and identity: slang. He says slang keeps us sharp — and that there is creative value in the creation of new language among different social groups.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
At the age of 13, Jonathan Krohn was dubbed the Republican Party’s "wunderkind," publishing two conservative books, and hobnobbing with conservative stars like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. But today, just four years later, the Republican cheerleader has changed his mind.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
What do Muslim American men think about their faith and the upcoming presidential election? The fact is they represent the gamut of America’s diversity. They are Republicans and Democrats, community organizers and lawyers, and their stories transcend the stereotypes and misconceptions that identify them with their religion.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Latino and Hispanic: they're terms that a lot of Americans are asked to choose between when identifying themselves on the census, in official paperwork, and in everyday conversation. But according to a new poll by the Pew Hispanic Center, most adults of Latin American descent prefer not to use either. Instead, the respondents said they preferred to identify themselves by their country of origin.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
February is Black History Month, and comedian Baratunde Thurston wants you to know that it's the perfect time to buy his new book, "How to Be Black." "The odds are high that you acquired this book during the nationally sanctioned season for purchasing black cultural objects, also known as Black History Month," he writes. "If you're like most people, you buy one piece of black culture per year during this month, and I'm banking on this book jumping out at you from the bookshelf or screen." Baratunde Thurston joins Celeste Headlee to discuss his new book: part-memoir, part-satire, part-political commentary.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In a new book, Professor Michael Eric Dyson explains how he described Barack Obama's attitude toward African-American identity during the 2008 election. "[W]hat I've noticed is that he's proud of his race, but that doesn't capture the range of his identity. He's rooted in, but not restricted by, his blackness." A new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?", examines that concept, and the complicated identity of the 40 million African-Americans in the U.S. today.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen and Rafer talk about "The Help," which tells the story of African-American domestic workers in 1960s Mississippi and the white women they work for. While it's not the summer's best film, both of our intrepid critics have decided that "The Help" is a good date. To find out why, you'll have to take a listen!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
As the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, a new Gallup poll raises the issue of how Muslim-Americans view our democracy and their place in it. The poll surveyed Muslim-Americans and other faith groups, asking whether Muslims have been discriminated against recently, if Muslim-Americans have been sympathetic to al-Qaida, and how loyal they are to the democratic system. In contrast to Americans of other faiths, 78 percent of Muslim-Americans said military attacks on civilians are never justified.
Friday, July 08, 2011
All this week, we’ve been talking with influential Americans about what patriotism and America means to them. We’re calling the series "My America." We’re wrapping up the series today, with actor, writer, and director John Turturro. Famous for his roles in movies like “Do the Right Thing,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Labowski,” and the “Transformers” trilogy, Turturro's newest film is called "Passione."
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the best high school and middle school students in a variety of categories, including painting, journalism and fiction. Past winners include leaders and luminaries in their respective fields, including Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. Some 185,000 pieces of art and writing submitted this year, and eighteen-year-old Haris Durrani was one of seven high school seniors to win a gold medal for a portfolio of writing, out of 3,000 portfolio entries.