The History Channel’s Bible series has been making waves in television news. Out of the many remarkable moments the show has successfully recreated, you’ve probably seen the side-by-side picture of President Barack Obama and Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, the actor who plays Satan in the mini-series. Debates have been circulating, arguing both for and against the show’s producers and … [Read more...] about TV Culture: Racializing The Bible
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It is a widely accepted notion in the Social Sciences that humans construct gender by performing culturally established gendered behaviors drawn from an existing repertoire, which either conform to or resist conceptions of masculinity and femininity. When carried out by a large number of individuals, these “performances” make up a social gender display that can reinforce, and … [Read more...] about Dude, Where’s My Gender Fluidity?
It’s 4 o’clock on a warm afternoon: the perfect time to go for a nice, long run. A jogger dons a pair of running shoes and sets out on a cool six-miler. An hour later, she returns, exhausted and out of breath—sweat adheres her shirt to her back. Thirsty, she opens the fridge and grabs a cold drink. She pops the cap, takes a swig, and is instantly met with the crisp, … [Read more...] about Just Brew It
The U.S. is home to an estimated 11.9 million undocumented immigrants who have entered the country without legal permission (a valid visa, green card, U.S.citizenship, etc.). Approximately 1.6 million of those undocumented immigrants are students who are currently attending public K-12 schools and roughly 65,000 of these students graduate from high school every year (Pew … [Read more...] about Including the Excluded
The Boston Globe reported over this weekend about a possible breach of privacy when Harvard University searched 16 resident deans’ emails without their knowledge, hoping to find information about leaked sources regarding the university’s cheating scandal last fall. Over 70 students withdrew from the school after a scandal erupted over a government class take-home exam. The … [Read more...] about Across the Aisle: Harvard Under Fire