Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, … Continue reading A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society
We have serious problems in the Bay Area. And when one attempts to peel away the layers upon layers of racism, classism, bigotry and gender bias, in order to get to the root of the problem, one must have an extremely thick skin to shield oneself from the mind-boggling ignorance of those who will resent … Continue reading Time 2 Wake Up Bay Area!
So, my mom and I are stuck in Seattle, at Sea-Tac (the airport), and I'm sitting at a table sipping my caramel macchiato, on my iPad, when I pause to glance around the vast marketplace. Looking at the sea of faces, I'm struck with the realization that I can count on one hand the number … Continue reading Sleepless in Seattle