Source: Smithsonian Insider
The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., highlights the cultural diversity of American communities. Read to learn more about this colorful event that brings many cultures together in the nation’s capital.
Source: Reader’s Digest
Read predictions about ways the coronavirus might permanently alter our culture.
Source: Ideas Ted.com
Food joins people together within and across cultures. American food is slowly becoming more localized over time like French, Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine which is made from the produce of the region and with ingredients to hand at a particular season.
Catch the excitement of “rez ball” and learn about what an important part of culture basketball is on Native American reservations.
Source: Washington State University
Read to find out about a 2015 exhibit at Washington State University that explored the consequences of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, the subject of Sherman Alexie’s poem, “The Powwow at the End of the World.”
Source: How Stuff Works
Did you know about 6,909 distinct languages are spoken worldwide? However, some experts predict that half of current languages will be gone by 2100. So, what is the future of language? Are we headed toward a world where everyone speaks the same language?
Source: The Hechinger Report
The eldest daughter of six children in an observant Pakistani Muslim family has to persuade her parents that accepting her place at her dream school – Princeton – will not contradict her faith.
Source: Reach Out
We live in a multicultural society, so we enjoy food, music, and fashion from many backgrounds. But when is it sharing, and when is it stealing?
Several deaf individuals speak on what it means to be deaf, what deaf culture is, and how they wish to be perceived and treated.
The LA Times created a video documenting the struggles of a teenage, Guatemalan immigrant, which resulted in an outpouring of support.
Osman Ali and Sabrina Seyf, Minnesotans of Somali ancestry, love to share their art with the people of Minneapolis. Through artifacts and the art of henna, people learn about the Somali culture.
Source: University of California Santa Cruz
The work of award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas explores the immigrant experience and the road to American citizenship.
Source: Her Campus
Natalie Cardenas is like a lot of teenagers in the U.S. today — she feels wedged between two cultures. Natalie feels a strong connection to both her Peruvian heritage and her American identity, but somehow still feels a bit rejected by both.
Source: Psychology Today
Our emotions, such as shame, are largely determined by the environment and people in which we are surrounded.
Source: CBS News
How did a young African American boy from Oakland become a featured performer in Chinese opera? Find out what the cultures share.
Source: INSEAD Knowledge
Read about a recent study that links in-depth cross-cultural relationships with higher scores on measures of creative thinking.
A border between countries can symbolize a separation between cultures, but residents of the world’s largest urban border region get to enjoy the best that both nations have to offer.
Source: Public Radio International
In this audio clip, Paul Lo, the first Hmong American judge in the country, recalls his first days in the United States. Listen to Lo talk about his experience growing up as an immigrant from Laos.
Source: The New York Times
Most people would agree that learning another language has benefits. But this article highlights why people who are bilingual are more cognitively advantaged than those who speak just one language.
Find out how a group of immigrants from all over the world are working to overcome the obstacles that would prevent them from contributing meaningfully to their new home.