I don’t want to sound rasicst (and that in itself is a rasict statement) but I’ve noticed the differences in my side of the pantry/cupboard and my roommate’s side. She half Vietnamese by the way.
We both have one half of the cupboard, a total of three each.
My side is packed. I pretty much have no empty space.
Her side… well… she could put all of it on one shelf.
I know this to be a stereotype (that Asians don’t always fill up cupboard and fridge space) as another Asian find basically found out my roommate had a white mom because of how full the refrigerator was.
Please understand I don’t actually think this about Asians. I love my roommate a lot. We’re best friends. But it’s kinda ridiculous of much more food I have… and I’m a smaller person.
It’s becoming harder and harder to read other social science textbooks and other readings where African American and race is talked about. As a anthropology student I am learning that “race” is a social construct and how not to use the term as it is not anthropological term. It’s not even a “politically correct” term.
Yet here I am reading a sociology textbook, talking about race and African American. I would rather ethnicity and Black be used.
Why “Black”? Because I had a “Black” anthropology professor talk about Black being a descriptor and not a “racial term” as this sociology book is saying. You can’t say African American since not all Black people in the USA are even from Africa. I know mean Black students who actually identify as Caribbean.
"Steady as she goes an’ stand t’yer guns". Words spoken hundreds of times as Captain Horatio Sinbad, a modern day swashbuckler born at least 250 years too late, steers his dauntless hermaphrodite brig, Meka II, into battle.
Captain Horatio Sinbad, leader of Tall Ships America 2006, is a known “modern” pirate in North Carolina.
But I just found out that he is a commissioned pirate, or privateer, for the State of North Carolina.
Fangirl-ed with my aunt tonight. I forgot she was a big Pride & Prejudice fan so I got to explain The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I wiped out my computer and we watched a few videos. I explained the layout of the videos and the cast changes but couldn’t tell her all of the modernization details.
Let’s just say she was AMAZED. Its late now so we stopped but I’m sending her to pemberleydigital.com so she can see the full story.
Plus I have only showed her Daniel Vincent Gordh’s photo (which she agreed with me that he is gorgeous) but I know she will love Christopher Sean and Wes Aderhold, and probably enjoy the antics of Maxwell Glick and Craig Frank.