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Projecting America at the Olympics · CAFE
Projecting America at the Olympics · CAFE
On this episode of Now & Then, “Projecting America at the Olympics,” Heather and Joanne frame the current Tokyo Olympics alongside historical examples of American cultural diplomacy. They trace efforts to appeal to France in the Revolutionary Period, the rise of World’s Fairs, and the controversies that accompanied Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympics dominance in Berlin and the 1968 Black Power salute by medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos. What do these earlier negotiations say about American self-definition, particularly given the contemporary Olympics controversy over Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from portions of the gymnastics competition?
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Projecting America at the Olympics · CAFE
Culture Wars · CAFE
Culture Wars · CAFE
On this episode of Now & Then, “Culture Wars,” Heather and Joanne discuss moments of dramatic cultural change in American history: pre-Civil War abolitionism, early 20th-century individualism, to our current reckoning over police brutality and history education. How do our pop cultural artifacts, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, to P.T. Barnum’s problematic attractions, to Gone with the Wind, show the ways American self-identity and priorities have evolved over time? This episode was recorded before a live audience on Facebook on July 15, 2021. Join CAFE Insider to listen to “Backstage,” where Heather and Joanne chat each week about the anecdotes and ideas that formed the episode. And for a limited time, use the code HISTORY for 50% off the annual membership price.
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Culture Wars · CAFE
UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, is urging countries worldwide to do more to help end discrimination, violence and systemic racism against people of African descent and “make amends” to them — including through reparations.
·apnews.com·
UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
Historic Colorado KKK membership documents, newly published, show
Historic Colorado KKK membership documents, newly published, show
There were about 107,000 white men living in Denver in 1920. Documents suggest close to 30,000 of them were registered members of the Ku Klux Klan.
·denverite.com·
Historic Colorado KKK membership documents, newly published, show
‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at the King of Crypto Start-Ups
‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at the King of Crypto Start-Ups
Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.
·nytimes.com·
‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at the King of Crypto Start-Ups
Have You Seen Enough to Finally Start Taking Anti-Asian Racism Seriously?
How can Denver recognize its once-thriving Chinatown?
How can Denver recognize its once-thriving Chinatown?
Residents want to provide more accurate context about the city's Asian-American history, which could mean adding historic markers in LoDo, where Denver's Chinatown once flourished.
·denverite.com·
How can Denver recognize its once-thriving Chinatown?