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3 Out Of 4 White Americans Don’t Even Have One Of These

Friendship is magic. And the lack of diverse friendships in the U.S. is ... whatever the opposite of magic is. Now, I'm not saying it's entirely you-the-individual's responsibility to make all the diverse friends you can. (Though — is that the worst thing?) This radio piece isn't saying that either. What I am saying is press "Play" and just *try* to not have your mind opened up juuuust a crack.

3 Out Of 4 White Americans Don’t Even Have One Of These

2:00 — Ferguson card played. And it's a good thing! Let's pay attention to real numbers. There's a racial divide in Ferguson.


3:28 — The moment where you realize the guy who's been researching the race divide has spent 40 years thinking, "This is the year it will get better!" But it hasn't ever gotten better.

5:08 — What *do* you say to people who are all, "This is America, and we are free to be friends with who we want"?

5:58-6:22 — *Boggle* Diverse friendships statistically lead to less violence?!

Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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This article originally appeared on 4.10.20 via The Conversation


Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted well into the new decade.

In a press release on April 10, 1970 for his first solo album, "McCartney," he leaked his intention to leave. In doing so, he shocked his three bandmates.

The Beatles had symbolized the great communal spirit of the era. How could they possibly come apart?

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Cayce LaCorte explains why virginity doesn't exist.

The concept of virginity is a very loaded issue in American culture. If a woman loses hers when she's too young she can be slut-shamed. If a man remains a virgin for too long, he can be bullied for not being manly enough.

There is also a whole slew of religious mind games associated with virginity that can give people some serious psychological problems associated with sex.

Losing one's virginity has also been blown up way beyond proportion. It's often believed that it's a magical experience—it's usually not. Or that after having sex for the first time people can really start to enjoy living life—not the case.

What if we just dropped all of the stigmas surrounding virginity and instead, replaced them with healthy attitudes toward sex and relationships?

Writer Cayce LaCorte is going viral on TikTok for the simple way she's taught her five daughters to think about virginity. They don't have to. LaCorte shared her parenting ideas on TikTok in response to mom-influencer Nevada Shareef's question: "Name something about the way you raised your kids that people think is weird but you think is healthy."

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