A More or Less Perfect Union: Balances of Power

A More or Less Perfect Union: Balances of Power

Think of the Congress as the giant. You cut the giant in half that gives you bicameralism. Two chambers of Congress. The House of Representatives and the Senate. One of the major reasons why we have two is to create an additional hurdle for passing a law. This was a finely wrought and deliberately difficult […]

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Disabled children and their parents discuss disability representation in literature – Scope

Disabled children and their parents discuss disability representation in literature – Scope

This is my character. She’s underwater and she’s got a house, a magical house. Today’s comic workshop, which has been performed with the wonderful Scope charity, is all about creating disabled superheroes. We’ve had some brilliant kids here today creating some fantastic characters. This is Pepperoni Eyepatch Pizza. He’s got an eyepatch because he’s got […]

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Ninja Assassin, Cultural Ambassadors & Asian Americans

Ninja Assassin, Cultural Ambassadors & Asian Americans

Come little brother. Let us play like old times. This is Rick Yune… and Rain. The film you’re watching is 2009’s Ninja Assassin. Not a bad film, by the way. It’s a “dumb fun” action flick. But what I appreciate in this film, is that Rick and Rain- -like that alliteration… Anyways- I like how […]

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Lack of Disabled Characters in Pop Culture [CC]

Lack of Disabled Characters in Pop Culture [CC]

Hey guys First of all, it is past Thanksgiving, which means I have broken out my Christmas sweater and this amazing new hat. Um, it says…I don’t know if you can see, it says “Ski Bunny”, with ears, and it also lights up. I think that’s showing up…so yeah basically it’s the best hat ever […]

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Diversity In Young Adult Literature | Leviosa 2016

Lily: Um, to start, I’d like to let everybody introduce themselves and why you wanted to be on the panel. Lily Meade: My name is Lily I’m part of Leviosa’s staff, and I am very happy to be on the panel, but I’m on the panel because Alexa’s like, “Would you like to be on […]

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How Black Contemporary Art’s Founder Kimberly Drew Amplifies Black Artists | SEEN | NowThis

How Black Contemporary Art’s Founder Kimberly Drew Amplifies Black Artists | SEEN | NowThis

(upbeat music) I like to say that I’m a curator of experience, in that I really think a lot more about environments than objects. I wanna make sure that the rooms that I’m in are as diverse as possible. I wanna make sure that the exhibitions that I attend are as diverse as possible. The […]

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How pop culture shapes reality – and stereotypes

How pop culture shapes reality – and stereotypes

– We value a black president but we don’t value black people, right? We love black music but we don’t love black people. We want to hear it but we don’t want to fund the schools that have the music programs that will later turn into the next great musician. With white people, you see […]

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How Rubby Valentin Represents Latinx & Queer Identities in His Genre-Mixing Music | SEEN | NowThis

How Rubby Valentin Represents Latinx & Queer Identities in His Genre-Mixing Music | SEEN | NowThis

(upbeat music) Well, I grew up in New York City and I grew up around huge underground artists, that at the time I didn’t know were gonna be huge. I went to boarding school, so I was escape to New York City for a weekend and got like my dose of underground music. Like that’s […]

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