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.
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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.
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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 »
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.
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Published on Aug 16, 2013
Houston, Texas, and its surrounding suburbs are growing fast and sprawling out into natural forest areas that are the habitat for many species of indigenous wildlife. Local leaders as well as environmentalists are seeking some sort of balance between growth and preservation of nature. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, time is running out.
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.
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The Jeselnik Offensive: Black Name Spelling Bee
Published on Feb 25, 2013
Can Anthony’s audience members spell the names of actual black people?
The Jeselnik Offensive: Which Kind of Asian Is This?
Published on Mar 18, 2013
In this new game, Anthony’s audience learns about cultures and how best to mock them.
The Jeselnik Offensive: Search and Destroy
Google autocomplete searches:
Black people smell like…
White people smell like…
Published on Apr 8, 2013
Could Anthony’s audience games possibly get more racist? Not after this one.
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Published on Aug 6, 2013
A fifth of Rio de Janeiro’s population, or around 1.6 million people, lives in favelas. Ten thousand live on the Morro da Providencia, a hill near the city’s central station.
The first favela sprung up here more than a century ago. Now hundreds of houses are threatened with demolition. With Brazil hosting next year’s soccer World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, Rio authorities have vowed to pacify the unruly favelas. One of them is Morro da Providencia, which also happens to sit on some of the most valuable real estate in the city.
Posted in Brazil, BUSINESS, community, conflict theory, CRIMINOLOGY, DEMOGRAPHY, development, ECONOMICS, exploitation, ghetto, globalization, housing, inequality, poverty, SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIOLOGY, South America, STRATIFICATION, structural functionalism, tourism, urban | Leave a Comment »
Burka Avenger Trailer (English)
Published on Aug 5, 2013
In Pakistan this month there is a new action-comedy program for kids: The Burka Avenger. The animated TV series, created by pop star Haroon Rashid, is a first in the country. Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how children are reacting to their very own masked hero.
Muslim Wonder Woman: Pakistani superhero ‘Burka Avenger’ defies Islamic gender stereotypes
Published on Jul 26, 2013
One of Pakistan’s biggest pop stars has created a local superhero cartoon featuring a mild-mannered teacher who uses a burka to hide her identity while she fights criminals who are trying to shut down the girls’ school where she teaches. The animated show called Burka Avenger is set to debut in August.
‘Burka Avenger’ comes to Pakistani TV
Published on Jul 25, 2013
She is called the Burka Avenge and is like no other superhero before her. By day she is a Pakistani school teacher, but by night the secret martial arts expert dresses in a veil while fighting bad guys. The animated children’s series is about to hit TV screens across Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Islamabad.
Posted in 2010s, cultural objects, CULTURE, EDUCATION, fashion, femininity, feminism, feminist theory, GENDER, gender roles, inequality, Islam, meaning, MEDIA, Pakistan, RELIGION, sexism, SOCIAL CHANGE, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, Southern Asia, STRATIFICATION, symbolic interactionism, television, THEORY, video games, women's issues | Leave a Comment »
Published on Jun 27, 2013
Two Amish women talk to a person of a different race for the first time.
Posted in African Americans, BIAS, COMMUNICATION, conflict theory, discrimination, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Home Economics Story, The (1951)
“Four years in the lives of four home economics students at Iowa State University.”
This swell little educational video was once the subject of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.
MST3K – The Home Economics Story
From the episode Viking Women vs. the Sea Serpent.
Crow – Trace Beaulieu
Joel Robinson – Joel Hodgson
Servo – Kevin Murphy
© 1991 Best Brains, Inc.
Why Study Home Economics? (1955)
This fine film attempts to cloak fifties “happy homemaker” stereotyping in the mantle of science. It opens as Janice and Carol, two sisters, try to decide which classes they want to attend next semester. Janice remarks that she wants to take some courses in Home Ec, to which Carol is aghast. “Home Economics?” she scoffs. “Why in the world do you want to take Home Economics?” Janice is not easily dissuaded, and replies “Why? Because that’s something I’m gonna need to KNOW. If I’m gonna be a homemaker the rest of my life, I want to know what I’m doing!”
To confirm her point of view, Janice visits “Miss Jenkins,” her Home Ec teacher, who explains that Home Economics isn’t just baking and sewing; it teaches “the fundamental principals of food buying” and “the psychology of clothing.” “Present-day textiles cannot be judged with confidence just by casual examination,” Miss Jenkins cautions, as we see shots of girls peering through microscopes and stretching cloth swatches on a mechanical rack. If Janice decides not to get married (“at least, not right away” Miss Jenkins chuckles) she can apply her Home Ec training to college courses such as chemistry and bacteriology, or so this film insists.
“Home economics training teaches ways of developing democratic practices within the home,” Miss Jenkins adds, patriotically, but she doesn’t have to say any more to convince Janice. “Anyone who’s going to be married and a homemaker would be foolish NOT to take Home Economics!”
Why Study Home Economics (clip)
Includes sociological research in comments.
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