Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?

Thoughts on the loaded term "Race" and it's implications today What does the word "Race" mean? What do we mean by race? There are clearly different skin colors and thousands of languages, cultures and human behaviors. It seems on the surface nonsense to claim that race doesn't exist. We need to dive deeper, in a scientific … Continue reading Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?

Myths of Manifest Destiny

We were taught a lot of misleading and straight up incorrect ideas about how America came to beTweet Manifest Destiny is the idea that the United States was destined by God to expand into the vast "empty" land out West. Justified by beliefs that pioneers could use the land more productively then Native Americans could. Capitalism, Religion … Continue reading Myths of Manifest Destiny

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology needs demystifying from time to time. Here is what it is and why it is extremely relevant todayTweet Anthropology is the study of Humanity Anthropology is basically the study of people. Languages, stories, pasts, fashion, art, myths, power structures, identities, music, architecture, dance, family, it covers an overwhelming amount of topics and is best understood as … Continue reading What is Anthropology?

Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?

Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasantTweet Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?