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Four Sparrows, Chapter 2, Scenes 2+3

Felipe tipped him off about ships sailing east, allowing him to rendezvous with a ship that still had space. Would they take him with so little money? He could barely afford steerage with what he had, in addition to the … Continue reading

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Four Sparrows, Chapter 1, Final Scene

Jungdo witnessed how the barbarians mixed up dates. Instead of ordering time by the year, month, and day, they couldn’t make up their minds. Some ordered it by month, day, and year; the French ones wrote day, month, and then … Continue reading

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Demographics and Race in the Bay Area

Artist Carlo Abruzzese has graphically revealed a series on demographics and race in the bay area from 2010 census data. It was most recently displayed during the April 2013 Open Studios. There were two related collections. One was “Geography. Place. Culture. Fifty-six States … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of Positive Whiteness at Christmas

I hosted the sixth annual Scandinavian potluck with some friends this year. I invited only Scandinavians, and their guests, as it was a chance to keep alive our identity. I mentioned it to various people when asked about my Christmas … Continue reading

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Racist Sex Talk

I went to another talk at UC Berkeley’s School of Law on November 29, 2012. The title of this talk was “The Erotic Life of Racism” with faculty connected to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS). … Continue reading

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English Imperialism

In general I am a big fan of the History Channel and their website. However I am consistently dismayed at the ethnic and religious bias I see in their post regarding Queen Elizabeth I of England. The age of English … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine

I sometimes wonder if the apartheid in Israel is motivated by ethnic hatred more than religion. I think of both groups as Caucasian. However some Palestinians and Israelis aren’t exactly white like me, or an American Jew who may be … Continue reading

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Filipino Americans, for example

Multicultural activities can be, fun and feel-good, challenging but insightful, or confrontational and hopefully therapeutic. I’ve facilitated a few activities at all levels and this blog works towards that purpose as well. Here’s a good exercise you can use to … Continue reading

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Interracial Marriage

The San Francisco Chronicle had an article February 16, 2012 titled “Interracial marriages a record 1 in 12, study says”. With data, census records, topics of identity, it was right up my alley. It cited a study by the Pew … Continue reading

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