As we reflect on Independence Day for the United States, we’re grappling with how history, culture, and the arts are written about and by whom. We’re questioning how terms are used in different ways, where we come from, and the unexpected ways in which we are connected.
1. The Power of Language: Camp?
American's Concentration Camps? | CODE SWITCH, NPR podcast
2. Leading from the Inside-Out
Don't Talk about Implicit Bias Without Talking about Structural Racism | by Kathleen Osta and Hugh Vasquez, National Equity Project
3. "Only 12% of all LBGTQ funding went to transgender issues, and only 3 cents was donated to the transgender community for every $100 U.S. Foundations spent in 2017."
Philanthropic Investment in the Transgender Community is Not Commensurate to the Threat Transgender Women of Color Face | By Nichia McFarlane, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
4. "...any notion of European genetic purity has been swept away on a tide of powdered bone."
The First Europeans weren't who you might think | Andrew Curry, National Geographic
5. "This matters because culture is a battleground where some narratives win and others lose."
The Dominance of the White Male Critic | by Elizabeth Méndez Berry and Chi-hui Yang, The New York Times
Bonus. Did you know that China and reggae have strong roots?
Redemption Songs | Words and Illustrations by Krish Raghav, Topic