Race Humor and Cultural Identity

What makes race humor funny and what makes it offensive, and is this question part of the bigger conversation about cultural agility and owning your own identity? A week late I found on Twitter a conversation started by NPR’s Code Switch tagged #NPRObamaEffect, asking the question “Did Obama Inspire A Big Debate On Identity?” It…

Beyond Liking on Facebook: Taking Action for Social Change and The Montessori School of Englewood

Below are two stories, one about taking action for social change (like really taking action—not just liking something on Facebook) and the other story is about how media can perpetuate negative stereotypes (and how important it is to see something firsthand before passing judgment.)  Both stories are interwoven here because 1.) The stories converge, albeit…

Who’s the Smartest Guy at BYU this Year?

I found this fun parody of the new and wildly successful Old Spice spokesman, a promotional piece for the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young Univisity on adfreak.com last week.  While it should have been a simple, pithy post, I’ve obsessed for seven days about whether or not to post it. Why?  Because my…