Published on Sep 16, 2013
What do the people of North Korea really think? Does the West give them a bad press? This report tries to find out.
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Published on Sep 10, 2013
On a busy side street an hour from the center of Bogotá, Colombia, the Communidad Pantokrator meets every Saturday to rock out in the name of Jesus Christ.
We spent an enthralling evening in Pantakrator’s mosh pit of raw emotion and got a glimpse of how some cast-off rockers have found community and resurrection in the crashing symbols and sweet arpeggios of Christian metal.
Published on Sep 11, 2013
While most ethnic groups have go-to slurs when you’re looking for something hateful, “cracker” just doesn’t seem to carry the necessary weight. Kamau consults a panel of New Yorkers—including the master, Chris Rock—to come up with a new alternative.
Posted in African Americans, American culture, conflict theory, cultural objects, CULTURE, LANGUAGE, meaning, obscenity, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, slang, slurs, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, symbolic interactionism, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 17, 2013
Recently, a group of black women gathered in Union Square to let passersby know that it was okay to touch their hair. An important step towards an open dialogue about race or a clever plot to get white people killed? Dwayne Kennedy investigates.
Posted in BIAS, cultural objects, hair, inequality, meaning, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, symbolic interactionism, white privilege | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 17, 2013
‘Jezebel’ contributor Kristina Wong joins Kamau on stage to express her frustration with men who fetishize Asian women, and send a message to Jeremy Lin. As of now, “Linsanity” is defined in the Urban Dictionary as “Kristina Wong on Totally Biased.”
Posted in Asian Americans, celebrity, dating, exogamy, FAMILY, feminism, GENDER, mate selection, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, relationships, sexism, sexuality, skin color, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, sport, symbolic interactionism, US Ethnic Groups, white privilege, Whites, women's issues | Leave a Comment »
Ke$ha – Die Young
Published on Nov 8, 2012
Directed By: Darren Craig for The Uprising Creative
Produced by: Jonathan Craven for The Uprising Creative
Editor: Shahana Khan
VFX: Ryan Paterson & Jesse Austin and Mike Orr
(C) 2012 Kemosabe Records/RCA Records
Die When I’m Young – Rachel Bloom
Parody. Cameo by aborted fetus puppet.
Published on Jul 2, 2013
Burn out fast and dance forever.
Originally Produced by Funny or Die
Starring Rachel Bloom
Written by Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen
Directed by Dan Gregor
Produced by Ben Sheehan at Funny or Die
Song Produced by Jack Dolgen
Cinematography by E. Gustavo Petersen
Edited by Caleb Swyers
Choreographed by Kathryn Burns
Puppet Operated by Victor Yerrid
Posted in !MUSIC VIDEOS, abortion, criminology & deviance, DEMOGRAPHY, femininity, gender & sexuality, gender roles, HEALTH, health care, illness, masculinity, meaning, MEDIA, mortality, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »
Published on Apr 2, 2013
Snoop Lion teams up with Drake and his daughter, rising star Cori B to deliver a much-needed message of peace in his latest video, “No Guns Allowed.”
President Obama, Sandy Hook, Trayvon martin, school shootings
Lyrics and annotations at Rap Genius
[Verse: Snoop LioAnnotaten / Cori B.]
Money makes a man and that’s a crime
If we all were rich, we’d spend more time
With our daughters and sons, they’re losing their minds
We all feel hurt, here’s mine, hear me now
[Hook: Snoop Lion / Cori B.]
Cause, no guns are allowed, in here tonight
We’re gonna have a free-for-all, no fights
I wanna get lost in the crowd, in here tonight
I need to hear my thoughts, turn the music up loud
[Hook: Snoop Lion]
Let the music play, me don’t want no more gunplay
When the bodies hit the ground, there’s nothing left to say, ay, ay
Me don’t want to see no more innocent blood shed
Me don’t want to see no more youth dead
Come hear me now
Posted in !MUSIC VIDEOS, American culture, collective action, CRIMINOLOGY, criminology & deviance, cultural objects, CULTURE, DEMOGRAPHY, EDUCATION, homicide, MEDIA, mortality, schools, SOCIAL CHANGE, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, suicide, symbolic interactionism, violence, weapons | Leave a Comment »
Independent Lens | Two Spirits | Trailer | PBS
Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011
Two Spirits is the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, BIAS, CRIMINOLOGY, CULTURE, discrimination, GENDER, hate, homicide, homophobia, Native Americans, queer, RACE-ETHNICITY, RELIGION, sexuality, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, subculture, violence | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 20, 2012 by comedycentral
Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
Published on Sep 13, 2013
The best college athletes in the nation from the east and the west gear up for football fans’ favorite annual tradition.
Posted in African Americans, American culture, CULTURE, generations, names, RACE-ETHNICITY, social class, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, sport, stigma, STRATIFICATION, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »
Published on Aug 22, 2013
After being banned in French schools, religious symbols could now be banned in universities. France’s High Council for Integration is calling for students to remove their headscarves, skullcaps and crucifixes in a bid to reduce tensions that some say are compromising the country’s secular values. The Muslim community has seen the proposals as an attack on their religious freedom.
Published on Aug 6, 2013
Lunch is as important as breakfast. Don’t pass over.
Country: South Africa
Childbirth: best day of mom and dad’s life
A young white urban couple use their electronics for information search and communication on the day she goes into labor.
Published on Aug 20, 2013
Life within reach: search and find. Google search as your everyday life companion.
A 2013 commercial for Google.
Agency: Across The Pond
Published on Aug 21, 2013
Crowded hospitals and clinics in the Chiapas region of Mexico cannot absorb many poor patients. Sergio Castro taught himself how to treat those in need.
State Department Establishes Office for Religious Engagement
Published on Aug 7, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed a professor of Christian ethics as the first director of the State Department’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives. The new office is the outgrowth of an initiative by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports.
New State Department Religion Office Provokes Concerns
Published on Aug 16, 2013
The U.S. State Department recently created a special office to coordinate its diplomacy with religious groups. The office is a response to criticism that the U.S. has failed in the past to take account of the religiosity of foreign people. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports on concerns that U.S. Christian groups will now seek to influence foreign policy.
Posted in authority, Christianity, CULTURE, globalization, HISTORY, international relations, Islam, meaning, POLITICAL SCIENCE, RELIGION, SOCIAL CHANGE, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, war | Leave a Comment »
Published on Aug 16, 2013
Korean culture teaches a strong deference to authority – a strict hierarchy that has been established throughout the centuries. It also prides itself on conformity. But some say traditional Korean culture differs from cockpit culture in jet airplanes. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti and producer Brandon Goldner, along with VOA’s Daniel Schearf in Seoul, take a look at how that may have affected Asian Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco last month.
Posted in BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION, conflict, corporations, CULTURE, Eastern Asia, globalization, norms, RACE-ETHNICITY, rituals, social construction, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, South Korea, symbolic interactionism, THEORY | Leave a Comment »