Are millennials becoming traditional?

A recent New York Times article finds some unexpected trends in the ways millennials think about gender. More young people in America are expressing a desire for a “traditional” family, but the same is not true in Europe. The results lead us to consider what’s causing...

The current obsession with curating content

Curation is a buzzword and a practice permeating every sphere of life, from music to food. This article considers the connotations and political associations of the word, finding that curation is associated with liberals who dream about the ability to select, judge,...

Matters of the Afterlife: New study on race, ethnicity and religion

The Pew Research study looked at fourteen aspects of spiritual life to paint a picture of how they intersect with ethnicity and race. These ranged from the obvious (religious affiliation) to the abstract and metaphysical (spiritual peace) and delved into matters of...

COSMOPOLITANISM AND BALLOTS

What do softball and Indian food have in common? The New York Times series “The Upshot” looks at connections between politics, policy, and everyday life. A political scientist asks seven questions about leisurely choices and looks at their relationship to political...

Is it possible for a brand to appeal to everyone?

Some say that shoppers vote with their wallets. Time will tell if people are more concern with social issues than with convenience or price. This article about Macy’s invites us to think if a classic “brand for all Americans” can still succeed in appealing to...

The Hyphen: A symbol of pride, or a mark of separation?

Hyphen-Americans talk openly about their views on how do they fit (or not) in today’s America. As companies look to engage with multicultural America, it is important to understand some of the experiences shared in this video series from the Race Related project of...