Topic | thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Reflections: An Ode to a Korean-American Mother

Linsdey and Mom

  Like most good, loving, and respectful daughters, I gripe about my mom all the time. So recently, when three of my friends began to share lighthearted stories about their “overbearing” mothers while we huddled together on a crowded subway platform, I knew I was well qualified to contribute my own. “My mother is ridiculous,” […]

Thanksgiving and the Conundrum of Cultural Racism

Thanks Giving Pagent '04 Group

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, we thought we would serve up some leftovers early with this post from last year on the subject. Enjoy! Every time I try to write about culture, I end up stuck with a lot of big words. For instance, the word conundrum. A conundrum is a problem for which the solution […]

Food Stamps Thanksgiving

foodstamps_LG

I’ve gone on a rant about the short-sightedness of most criticism of programs like food stamps before. But, with Thanksgiving coming up it seemed to me appropriate to get back on my soap box. About 45 million people in the U.S. receive food stamps. That’s about 14 percent of the American population. For 6 million […]

Thankgiving and the Conundrum of Cultural Racism

Thanks Giving Pagent '04 Group

Every time I try to write about culture, I end up stuck with a lot of big words. For instance, the word conundrum. A conundrum is a problem for which the solution is a matter of conjecture. In other words, we can only guess at how to resolve a conundrum. Our white supremacist culture is […]