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Americans Really Like Jews. Muslims And Atheists? Not So Much




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"The pollsters used a "thermometer" that went up to 100 for respondents to plot just how warmly they felt toward different communities. They deemed a rating of more than 50 as positive, while a rating of less than 50 was deemed negative.
Some of the data points in the survey are intuitive: Respondents from all groups were most positive about folks who shared their particular religious orientation.Perhaps surprisingly, Jews were viewed more warmly than any other group. With a mean rating of 63, they just beat out Catholics at 62 and evangelical Christians at 61 for the top spot.
Others were more complicated. While white evangelicals felt very warmly toward Jews (a rating of 69), the reverse was not true. Jews gave evangelicals a frigid 34. Indeed, the only group who felt less warm toward evangelicals than Jews did were the people who identified as atheists — and the numbers show that the lack of affinity there was quite mutual.”



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  1. In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color. I have felt a responsibility to speak up when race is discussed, but I have also resented this responsibility. Lately, I have found myself burying my head. It bothers me to no end that the pressure is beating me, and yet it is.

    — Matthew Salesses, “When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

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  1. ICYMI, Shereen Marisol Meraji has this story for Code Switch:

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  1. Posted on 14 July, 2014

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How ‘Ching Chong’ Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians






Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children’s rhymes.



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  1. Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention 
Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.
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    Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention 

    Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.

    By Gene Demby (geedee215)

    Photo source: Kongharald/Flickr

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  1. Posted on 10 July, 2014

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Found outside a random bar in Denver #pmdmc #public
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    Found outside a random bar in Denver #pmdmc #public

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