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.
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 »
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 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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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.
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Published on Mar 21, 2013
While many restaurant chains are struggling, Twin Peaks, Tilted Kilt and others are thriving.
Posted in body image, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, exploitation, femininity, feminism, feminist theory, GENDER, gender roles, labor, marketing, masculinity, recession, sexuality, social construction, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism, United States, women's issues | Leave a Comment »
Smoking Tobacco & Marijuana During Pregnancy
Department of Education. Excerpt from the “And Down Will Come Baby” documentary. “And Down Will Come Baby” is a video about the effects of exposure to alcohol and other drugs on the fetus during pregnancy. Creative Commons license: Public Domain
1949 TV commercial from Camel cigarettes.
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DJ Academe is amused.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, 1960s, ads, American culture, BUSINESS, capitalism, children, corporations, cultural objects, CULTURE, ECONOMICS, fast food, food, marketing, MEDIA, nutrition, obesity, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »