Forget what you’ve heard about youth being ignorant and apathetic about American politics. Young people are tapping into a broad range of different platforms and practices, seeking change “by any media necessary.”
On Tuesday, ahead of the President’s visit to Michigan, we will discuss developments in the Flint water crisis and environmental racism with Carl Zimring on Twitter.
Elizabeth Pérez, author of Religion in the Kitchen, discusses the many types of motherhood in the Lucumí religion, popularly called Santería.
—Jennifer A. Reich
Actor Robert DeNiro hand-picked the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe to show at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which he founded. The film, which has since been removed after widespread criticism, explores well-traveled terrain. The controversy over the its inclusion in the festival provides evidence that this conversation isn’t going anywhere for one simple reason: no one can prove a conspiracy doesn’t exist.
Earth Day Picks from NYU Press
Unlike most mainstream media that feature representations of “extramarital affairs” as a signifier of bad character or as a cautionary tale, HOC offers both a positive representation of polyamory and a narrative glimpse of its potential to take us “beyond [traditional] marriage” by encouraging us to rethink relationships, gender, and sexuality.
—Anthony C. Ocampo
The New York Times featured the op-doc “Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race”. It included Asian Americans of different ethnicities and religions testifying about the impact of race on their lives, however, no Filipinos were featured, even though they are the second-largest Asian American group in the country.
On April 17th, 1916, New York University Press was founded by action of the University Council’s Board of Trustees. An effort initiated by Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown, who stated its purpose to be: “to publish contributions to higher learning by eminent scholars”.