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Woman Hand Sews Eclectic Kimono to Honor Her Japanese and Scottish Ancestry





A kimono is traditionally a Japanese garment, but it has, in recent years, undergone cultural transformations. One striking way is via Western influence; for nuptials that combine elements of Japanese culture and Christian traditions, a kimono wedding dress is a popular choice. Another recent collaboration between Norwegian designer T-Michael and Tokyo-based company Y. & Sons blends the aesthetic of the iconic robes with minimalist Scandinavian style. While these examples speak more generally to an overall shift in how people imagine kimonos, there are other iterations of the garment that reflect the individual.

Maya Caulfield recently completed a handmade kimono that celebrates her half Scottish and half Japanese ancestry in one eclectic garment. Created in a traditional kimono silhouette, the fabric is sourced from different types of plaid, from tartan to buffalo check. “I don't usually make textile art,” Caulfield tells My Modern Met via email, “but I do make my own clothes on occasion and I always make sure that they are very personal to me and one of a kind—I don't want to sew something that someone else would have in their closet.”

Caulfield’s inspiration for the kimono came from her involvement in the streetwear community; she saw how designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo fused traditional fashion with modern design. “From there, I went to thrift stores in Denver and bought huge plastic bags of men's plaid button-down shirts and boxer shorts. I washed them THOROUGHLY, and cut them into different-sized rectangles.”

Between starting and finishing the garment, she moved to Washington state and couldn’t bring her sewing machine with her. “I was forced to hand-sew the entire garment.” The long journey (both literally and figuratively) was worth it. Caulfield’s one-of-a-kind piece represents the beauty that can come when elements of two cultures meet.

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How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History






The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a women’s group that was formed in 1894, led the effort to revise Confederate history at the turn of the 20th century. That effort has a name: the Lost Cause. It was a campaign to portray Confederate leaders and soldiers as heroic, and it targeted the minds and identities of children growing up in the South so they would develop a personal attachment to the Confederate cause.


Even without the right to vote, the group was extremely influential. They lobbied local governments to erect memorials to the Confederacy all over the South, including in prominent public spaces like courthouses and state capitols. They formed textbook committees and pressured school boards to ban books that the UDC deemed “unjust to the South,” which was anything that shed negative light on the Confederacy.

Their work with children went beyond the classroom as well. They formed an auxiliary group called the Children of the Confederacy, a program that sought to get kids actively involved in “Southern” history. They would recite UDC-sponsored rhetoric, visit veterans, participate in monument unveilings, and more.

Watch the video above to learn more about the UDC’s efforts to present their distorted version of history as “real history.”


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White supremacists picked fight with an interracial couple after Tennessee rally, police say


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Yes - Present me some evidence or stats which shows the average of warnings Masha has has received per match during her 10 year career - Then you can write something about it - Right now you're only writing bullshit with no facts
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White freshman who rubbed used tampons on her Black roommate’s bag gets arrested

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She boasted about getting rid of her ‘Jamaican Barbie’

Brianna Brochu, a white student who bragged about harassing her black roommate by rubbing used tampons on her bag, pouring moldy clam dip in her lotion and putting her toothbrush inside her rectum, has been arrested.

Brochu, a freshman at the University of Hartford, posted on Instagram about how she "finally got rid of her roommate," who she referred to as "Jamaican Barbie."

Tonight, the university confirmed they have arrested her, calling the reports "disturbing."

Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe, the freshman roommate of Brochu, revealed the shocking allegations in a Facebook video.



In it, she describes "getting sick" while being given the cold shoulder by the roommate.

"It started with throat pain," she explained. "I thought maybe because it’s colder up here, I’m just catching a cold. After a month it got to the point where I had extreme throat pain that I couldn’t sleep, to the point where I couldn’t speak."

"I'm spending my own money that my parents give me for food and groceries, the health centre on campus is not free – in fact they're expensive." In the post, Jazzy explained that her tests would come back negative. She was prescribed antibiotics by the campus doctor for the bacteria in her throat.



Briana Brochu

Then, after a rocky relationship between the two persisted (Rowe says in her video how Brochu would come into their room and turn off the lights if Rowe was working there),*she decided to move out.

As she was leaving, Rowe discovered Instagram posts by her roommate, who boasted about messing with her to make her ill.

Brochu posted:

"Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/12 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie."



Brianna Brochu's post on Instagram

Her Instagram is now marked private.

Hartford confirmed a student has been arrested in relation to this incident, adding they will "strictly follow our disciplinary process."

"We are currently in communication with the student and her family," they added.

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I just posted about this from https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/pos...51365516639999 Deleted it Meanwhile, it takes a special kind of evil individual to do this to another human being. Who the fuck are her parents? This is a hate crime- attempted murder if you asked me and I hope she is locked up (not holding my breath).
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Someone needs to split her wig.

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Boys sharing a comic book at the racially integrated summer camp Camp Nathan Hale in Southfields, NY, 1943. (Credit: Gordon Parks/Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo)
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Black Lives Matter activist in viral photo overwhelmingly wins Charlotte City Council seat

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08 NOV 2017 AT 11:08 ET



A Black Lives Matter activist whose protest photo went viral last year*won a seat*on the Charlotte City Council on Tuesday.

According to WBTV, Democratic candidate Braxton Winston received the second-highest number of votes in Charlotte’s Tuesday elections for at-large seats on the council.

“We’re excited. We feel like we ran the campaign that we set out to do,” Winston said after the win. “We were very intentional about it from day one. We wanted to go to every part of Charlotte with a clear and consistent message of a more accessible, equitable and interconnected city.”

“It’s all good to bring ‘new,’ but we have to create a continuum between the past, the present and to the future to know has worked and what hasn’t and build on it,” he added.

Winston first gained prominence last year after a photo of him standing in front of a line of police went viral.

“Media outlets across the country chose this photograph by the Charlotte Observer’s Jeff Siner for their reports on the Charlotte protests,”*The Charlotte Observer*reported at the time. “Winston’s stance of defiance illustrated the police-civilian tension that emerged from the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, by CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson. The image, taken from behind, doesn’t show Winston’s face; one cannot identify him beyond an athletic upper body and long, dark dreadlocks. Perhaps that is why it became a defining image in the coverage.”

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I wanted to find out something about the man. So I checked and a compelling platform although it's very short on the details. And if he is a "BLM activist" it isn't mention it nor are they listed as an endorser. It doesn't even mention race specifically. Smart.

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‘THE PROBLEM WITH APU:’ NEW DOCUMENTARY TACKLES STEREOTYPICAL ‘SIMPSONS’ CHARACTER

It's about time.


By Jada Gomez
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As a kid growing up in Queens, N.Y., accents were an off-limits thing.
They were as volatile an offense as a “your mama” joke, or a flat-out racial epithet.*My beloved borough is known as the most diverse county in the world, as it’s the home for folks hailing from over 164 countries, and countless more languages.

You grow up eating Irish soda bread, Jamaican cocoa bread, and even know a Yiddish word or two. I could distinguish accents very early on since I was around them so often, but never did one make me come to an uncomfortable halt like Apu from The Simpsons.

While some of the store owners in my neighborhood were Indian, the Indian families I grew up around included doctors, cab drivers, businessmen and teachers. Apu seemed to be predestined for a life in a Springfield Kwik-E-Mart, being mocked by animated characters and live audiences every week. While some laughed, I tried to overlook Apu and the stereotypes, so I could enjoy the show that all my friends— and the entire nation— were raving about.

Over 20 years later, it’s clear I’m not the only one. Hari Kondabolu, an actor, standup comic, and fellow Queens native, has produced a new documentary, The Problem with Apu, to explore the troubling stereotypes head on. Debuting on Nov. 19 on truTV, the film puts The Simpsons to task for being at the forefront of so many social issues, but turning a blind eye to poking needless fun at the Indian community. The project includes Master of None star Aziz Ansari, who was constantly asked where to find the nearest Kwik-E-Mart alongside his father, who is the 19th surgeon general of the U.S. Surgeon general.

The Problem with Apu includes more stories from South Asian actors and the first-hand accounts they faced while trying to break into the industry— you’ll see a host of actors forced to audition as Apu himself.

It is absolutely about time. Check out the trailer below.



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I've met some Nepali people that make fun of that kind of Indian accent that Abu has in the Simpsons. Younger generation too, so it's quite probable they've seen the Simpsons. They don't care if that's racist though, because they hate Indians.

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Umm, okay ... and your point is?

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Just pointing out what I've observed. India acts as a big bully in the subcontinent so they aren't very well liked by their neighbors.

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This guy sure sounds like the life of the party .

Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

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I'm not going to get all maximum outrage mode, but I really feel bad for his kids .
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