As you all know, our government has been beset by a series of scandals since January 20th, 2017. As Trevor Noah of The Daily Show put it recently, “scandal is the new normal.” We are facing a stream of executive orders that incite fear and distrust and are then topped with ‘alternate facts.’ But I […]
It is now 3:20 PM. The date is March 6th. The year, 2017. We’ve tried Chinese hot pot (and loved it), we’ve tried eating pastries in the presence of gnomes while sitting in a garden, heck we’ve even succumbed to eating out of elevators on this blog, but today I am taking us back to the motherland, […]
This past week I interviewed Aysa Gray, Fellowship Coordinator for Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU), and Yael Rosenstock, Director of Programming for CERRU, who are both very much motivated to create a world of inclusivity and understanding. They have started a new initiative with CERRU called the Teach-In Series designed to help those who […]
In the last post, we discussed a suggestion for what probability means. But extending that interpretation to an election is a stretch. In the context of elections, makes more sense to talk about probability from another perspective.
If you bothered to watch the Grammys last weekend, you probably experienced a mixture of pleasant surprises and expected disappointments; the most publicized one being that Beyoncé ’s Lemonade lost in the Album of the Year category to Adele. Adele herself was so disappointed with the decision that she asked onstage, “What the fuck does […]
On my blog this year, I’ve been discussing what racism in America means and its many iterations. From Colin Kaepernick to barbershop quartets, I’ve tried to describe the extent to which racism towards black people and other minorities is engraved into our everyday lives. I’ve mostly uncovered white supremacy towards black people, but never turned the table. […]
With the Trump’s administration executive order on primarily muslim countries, it became clear that Trump is not a fan of immigrants: documented and undocumented. I attended a seminar this past week that provided information that I thought was crucial to share, especially since there have been unconfirmed rumors of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids […]
Three days before the most recent presidential election, two forecasters got into a statistics fight on Twitter. They both thought the same candidate would win. So what were they arguing about, exactly?
February is Black History month and as an African American this month holds great significance for me. Not only is February a time for me to meditate on the struggles and victories of my people, but it is a time for me to contemplate additional ways that my people can continue to thrive and push for […]
It is a pretty obvious to most people that our preferred leisure activities have reduced the time we spend being active. Kids, as parents lament, are glued to their parents’ ipads. We spend less time outdoors, less time walking, and more time sitting in front of screens. Perhaps you, like me, remember the […]