Smart, Sophisticated City Dwellers and Interracial Unions

Cynthia Cheng Interracial couples are “happenin’” in cities across the country.  According to this Toronto Star article, 5.1% of all city-dwelling couples were interracial, while 0.5% of all non-city people were.  Vancouver has the most mixed relationships, at 8.5%.  The city factor is not surprising, since demographically, minorities are more likely to live in cities […]

Lack of Exposure, Just Like Me Syndrome or Something More?

Cynthia Cheng The Jezebel and Big Bad Baby Names (registration required to read this board) posts about the “racist” KFC ads in Australia have me thinking.  Is the very reason that American commenters not understanding the fact that Australians did not see the ad as racist a misunderstanding or something else (just a backgrounder: the […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on the To Kill a Mockingbird Ban

After hearing about To Kill a Mockingbird being banned at a Toronto-area high school’s reading list because a parent didn’t like the use of the “n” word in the book, I realized how lucky I was.  Throughout middle school and high school, we read many books which dealt with sensitive topics or were at least “borderline” […]

Popular Entertainment and the Unintelligent

Hollywood seems to cater to those who would prefer unintelligent entertainment.  The movies which do well at the box office tend to be those with what I like to call the “crash, bang, boom” effect or part of franchises (which often have said effect) rather than those which tend to be thought provoking or have more of an […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts: The Really Picky Eaters

There are picky eaters, and then there are picky eaters.  The latter are those who I think need to change.  These are people who don’t try things and just make a decision that they don’t like it based on visuals, smell or texture. We are not talking about people who can’t eat things due to health […]