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The Words That Are “Most Hip Hop”

Using math to rank words that are central to artists’ vocabularies.

I Found The House My Grandparents Abandoned in 1947

So many Americans go to India to find themselves. But I went to find the history my family lost in the subcontinent’s Partition.<p>The afternoon train to Panipat was seven hours late. I had spent just 300 rupees on the ticket, so it wasn’t a big loss. But I had only a few days of spring break in …

The “Asian Advantage” is a myth. Plain and simple.

<b>By Christopher Kang,</b><i>National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)</i> <i>National Director, in response to Nicholas Kristof’s column in the New York</i> …

Musicians hear songs when they read music, non-musicians seek visual patterns

In some cases, brain training actually changes our brains.<p>A new study published in <i>PNAS</i> uses brain scans of musicians and non-musicians to demonstrate …

Flute

The American Yoga Scare of 1927

How Traveling Yogis Toppled the Oklahoma State Government <br>By Philip Deslippe |<p>SEPTEMBER 10, 2015<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Just how accepted is yoga today in the …

Open Letter to Terry Gross

Sameer ud Dowla Khan, a phonetician at Reed College, has written an open letter to Terry Gross, which starts like this:<p>While I am a loyal fan of your …

A Hindu Approach To LGBT Rights

<b>Instead of being enslaved to non-Indic sensitivities, which advocates the rejection and even social ostracism of LGBT individuals, Hindus should</b> …

What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation?

I came across this post in all the ridiculousness surrounding this year’s inappropriate racial Halloween costumes.Unsettling America(Related: …

White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start

<b>(Blend Images via Shutterstock/kati1313 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” examines the ways white people implode when they talk about race<p>Dr. Robin DiAngelo<p>April 10, 2015 6:16pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>I am white. I have spent years …

Conversion vs Covenant: White Hinduism-a Religion of Its Own?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? Lately I have been confronted over and over again with the question if people who were not born into the Hindu Dharm …

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The Problem of Perception

<i>When you expose a problem you pose a problem.</i> I have been thinking more about the problem of how you become the problem because you notice a problem. …

Where are Chicago's poor white neighborhoods?

<i>Editor's note: We're considering additional coverage for this story and we'd like to know which follow-up questions about concentrated white poverty</i> …

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hinduism

<i>Sheetal Shah serves as Senior Director of the Hindu American Foundation, where she focuses on developing its public policy strategy. She practices</i> …

Hinduism

To Go Left, Turn Right - Wayne Curtis

One of the rites of passage in moving to New Orleans is learning how to make a left turn.<p>This took me several months. When I first moved here, I …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 19, 2013 2:08pm (UTC)<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports …

White People Hate Affirmative Action Unless They Benefit From It

Picture this: you're at an outdoor barbecue with all of your favorite white people and the subject of race as a factor in college admissions comes …

Americans Oppose Affirmative Action for Race, If You Only Ask White Americans

What do polls show about racial preferences in college admissions? Don't take the overall number at face value.<p><i>Updated</i><p>With the Supreme Court set to hand down a decision on a controversial affirmative action case in Texas in college admissions -- and expected to deal a blow to traditional race-based …

There Are Two Types Of People In This World

Humanity is a matrix of complex emotions and an unintelligible array of behaviors. But sometimes, let's be honest, you can boil it all down to just two kinds of people.

The Difference Between Freshman Year And Senior Year In College

A lot of things change over four years.

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.<p>Authors …

A Buzzing Sound in the Massachusetts Sky Evokes Drone Fears

The mysterious plane is keeping residents up at night and making them anxious.<p>In a Massachusetts town where no one has ever died in a drone strike and no one is likely to for the foreseeable future, it is nevertheless unnerving to hear an unidentified aircraft buzzing overhead.<p>Just ask the …