(Click the title to read the Washington Post article.)
I think this is a fantastic piece of journalism.
It gives insight into the role of parents, spouses, and children of those who have mental illnesses. It humanizes the world around those who have mental illnesses - it reveals the hurt, the confusion, and the worry.
(Click the title to read the Oregonian article and interact with the map.)
I really like New Seasons. I went there yesterday, and one of the people working at the cheese section handed me a piece of parmigiano-reggiano, like a secret he couldn’t wait to share.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t that exciting, but it was still special.
But the New Seasons’ expansion into less affluent communities seems to be the beginning of gentrification of these neighborhoods. I think the effort is well-intentioned, but how many of the reported households making less than $50,000 a year will be able to afford the foods at New Seasons consistently? How long before the locations close because they aren’t making enough money? How long before wealthier, young white people start moving into those neighborhoods and start around round of displacing communities?
Maybe I’m being too doom-and-gloom.
1) 19 July
Affogatto - espresso meets coconut ice cream
Heart Coffee Roasters
2) 20 July
Note: I don’t drink coffee, but I had to try the affogato. Someone else had the latte.
11 July 2014
1) Salmon and tuna nigiri sushi, cucumber roll
2) Raw quail egg on tobbiko
21 June 2014
San Francisco, California
1) Pretty things
2) Lion’s head mushroom
4) Porchetta (under a mountain of greens)
Not pictured: the sweetest white peaches ever
The color is still there, even under the blanket of snow - you just have to look for it!
Obligatory Portland snow photos.
"Asian Population Studies"
Fifty years ago today, MLK Jr. made his speech, and what I can say about the world we live in today is that we, as a society, aren’t anywhere closer to judging his children by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin than we were fifty years ago. We don’t live in some “post-racial” society some people think we live in. Just because our current president is a person of color doesn’t mean that all the anger and all the hate have magically melted away. The ways in which people of color are judged or stereotyped may not be the same ways as they were fifty years ago, but it still happens, and that doesn’t make it any less harmful or less destructive.
We often equate racism with saying racial slurs and discriminating against someone for their race or ethnicity, but it’s actually more complicated than that. Racism isn’t necessarily just thinking your race or ethnicity is superior to another; it’s anything that assumes, stereotypes, and/or generalizes based on skin color. Part of racism also perpetually keeps communities of color out and away – out of certain neighborhoods, out of certain schools, away from certain rungs on the social ladder, away from opportunities. Sometimes these are blatant actions and words, but more often than not in today’s world, it’s a lot more subtle. Where the racist action is subtle and institutional is where we often don’t recognize that action as racist – and that’s where the danger lies.