Tag Archives: interest-culture

  1. “Hispanic” vs. “Latino”: When To Use Each Term

    From boxes on census forms to drop-down menus on job applications, we often see Hispanic and Latino positioned side by side, seemingly as interchangeable terms to describe the race and heritage of a population that makes up nearly 20% of the United States. It’s easy to see why these two words are so often conflated and frequently confused. But Hispanic and Latino are properly used …

  2. Race vs. Ethnicity: Why These Terms Are So Complex

    Historic protests against racial inequality. National debates over offensive names of sports team names and conflicts over the place of Confederate monuments in our culture. Arguments about border walls, language barriers—rising tensions over immigration despite an increasingly diverse populace. In this cultural moment, the concepts of race and ethnicity have never been more important to grasp. They’ve also never been so complicated to untangle. The …

  3. Did You Know Mexican Independence Day Is Not Cinco De Mayo?

    Most people know Cinco de Mayo is on May 5th. However, what they don't know is that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. So, when is it? This woman helps us explain ...
  4. 10 Words To Explain What Ramadan Is About

  5. How Do Other Parts Of The World Celebrate The New Year?

    How do other people in other parts of the world celebrate their New Year? Here are a couple of celebrations we love!
  6. Do Other Countries Have A Thanksgiving?

    Is the United States the only country in the world to celebrate Thanksgiving? These two hosts figure it out.
  7. Quinceaneras: More Than Just A Pretty Dress

    Sure, some quinceaneras can get over-the-top, but that’s not the point of the ceremony. There’s a lot more to it ...
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    Has The Word “Ninja” Been Culturally Appropriated?

    Traditionally, the word ninja is defined as “a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu), who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.” These ninjas have captured the Western pop culture imagination since at least the 1960s, when the word was borrowed into English. Since then, ninja has expanded to describe “a …

  9. Quotes To Define Every Generation