Xenophobia against Asian Americans

Xenophobia and racism have long existed throughout human society, but in recent years the increasing documentation of these instances has propelled civil rights issues into the spotlight. Today, I would like to focus this spotlight on the recent deluge of hate crimes against Asian American individuals in the US. While people of Asian decent haveContinue reading “Xenophobia against Asian Americans”

Five Fascinating Foods around the Globe

Not everyone’s daily meals consist of the usual American subsistence of chicken, vegetables, or pasta. From special holiday-time food to everyday fare, many cultures have very unique and special traditions when it comes to food. In most cases, these bizarre food items have an interesting history, a one-of-a-kind preparation method, or require a distinctive acquiredContinue reading “Five Fascinating Foods around the Globe”

The Scoop on Cultural Appropriation

There’s an old proverb that says imitation is the highest form of flattery. But is it really? Emulating styles, traditions, clothing, and even hairstyles from other cultures has become popularized in modern times. However, this imitation can cross some serious lines. This is where the term cultural appropriation comes into play. What is cultural appropriation?Continue reading “The Scoop on Cultural Appropriation”

A Look at the Cultural Roots behind Face Coverings Throughout the Ages

In recent times of COVID-19, wearing a face mask is strongly encouraged to prevent the spread of Corona Virus via respiratory droplets. While wearing a mask may simply seem like a forced fashion accessory to some, or a medical staple to others, this seemingly “new” and “modern” item is not the first of its kind.Continue reading “A Look at the Cultural Roots behind Face Coverings Throughout the Ages”

Anthropology Through Food

Food is an integral part of anthropology since it is the basis of human existence. It plays an important role in studying humans and advancing anthropological research. Studying food can reveal so much about societies and culture politically, economically, symbolically, socially, and religiously. Food can also explain patterns in human behavior and identity. Anthropologists canContinue reading “Anthropology Through Food”