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The world is a colorful and complicated place; this what I think of it.

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The color is still there, even under the blanket of snow - you just have to look for it!

Obligatory Portland snow photos.

"I mean, I am so awesome, but I’m not perfect."

Jeff Winger

"Asian Population Studies"

"Community," 02x12

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.

14 June 2013
Madrid, Spain
From top to bottom: chorizo with brie, jamón ibérico, morcilla with apple compote
Lots of tapas in Spain, all the time, everywhere :)

14 June 2013

Madrid, Spain

From top to bottom: chorizo with brie, jamón ibérico, morcilla with apple compote

Lots of tapas in Spain, all the time, everywhere :)

14 June 2013

Madrid, Spain

Churros y chocolate de San Ginés

The BEST THING I ATE on this trip, AND I didn’t have to share. I went back two days later. 

10 June 2013

Sevilla, Spain

Street art along the Guadalquivir river

8 June 2013
Granada, Spain
I took a walking tour of the Albayzín (Arabic Quarter) in Granada. You can see the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada on this tour.

8 June 2013

Granada, Spain

I took a walking tour of the Albayzín (Arabic Quarter) in Granada. You can see the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada on this tour.

6 June 2013
Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia
The roof

6 June 2013

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia

The roof

6 June 2013
Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia
We went up the spires.

6 June 2013

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia

We went up the spires.