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Tag Archive: race

May 14 2014

How to Say Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu posted an audio pronounciation guide for his name on Tumblr yesterday, adding: My career goal is to make people say my name properly. This kind of success is called THE GALIFIANAKIS. Hopefully this post will help. Hari is such an easy name I can’t understand why someone wouldn’t pronounce it correctly (after hearing …

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Sep 23 2013

An Example Of Getting It Right

A friend of mine told me about this new American TV Series ‘Ironside’ that has just started. I haven’t seen it yet so this isn’t a commentary post on the show. If in case you have, do share your views. The plot looks interesting. An investigator who is a wheelchair user. And its nice to …

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Sep 20 2013

Social Capital and Cultural Capital

In April of this year, the results of the BBC’s 2011 Great British Class Survey were published (free PDF available here). It’s quite a landmark study – it’s the largest survey of social class ever conducted in the UK, and consisted of a web survey having 161,400 respondents, as well as a parallel national representative …

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Sep 01 2013

“Race is Not Biology, Race is Sociology”

"African Negro" - Popular Science Monthly - 'The Races of Mankind', July 1881

I’m currently reading the book “Americanah” by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and loving it. There’s a segment in the book where a fictional blog post by the main character talks about what “race” means in America, which I just had to transcribe so you can read it:

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