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London's Notting Hill Carnival: Race, Class, and Dancing in the Rain

It’s easy to forget, with the noise and the hash cakes, that Notting Hill Carnival was created as an attempt to promote racial unity in an atmosphere of deep-seated intolerance and hatred. 829 more words

Travel

Thoughts on Ferguson, MO

As the insanity transpires in Missouri, I feel the need to vent my frustration and decided I’d like to start blogging again. Here are some of my thoughts on the Ferguson conflict and I would love to hear what you think. 319 more words

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An interesting aside in a compelling editorial by Nicholas Kristoff:

I would argue that the better index of disadvantage for a child is not family income, but how often the child is read to.

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Asides

Map: Detroit's Class Divide

This map comes from a series by Richard Florida of The Atlantic’s City Lab looking at class in the USA through the lens of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). 262 more words

Detroit

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Theme of a 'Single-Story'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is a revisionist novel, published in 2006, which tells the story of a postcolonial Nigeria and the horrific Biafran war of 1967-70. 418 more words

Incident Six: My mother's sexier than you

Following on from A Woman Scorned #1s entry about meeting Mr Obsesseds parents, I figure I may as well chuck in Mr Weirdos parents in lieu. 421 more words

A Woman Scorned #2

16. Ciclismo, Futbol & Rumba!

Pasto – Chachagui

Rolled out of town after the Colombia game at four in the evening. Only 2 hours to sunset but I wasn’t going far, just chipping 30km off the next days ride. 4,224 more words

Cycle Touring