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Here’s Why 'You’re Hot For An Asian' Is The Worst. And By Worst, I Mean Racist.

I find myself having conversations about race on a fairly regular basis (hello, I'm black and I work at Upworthy). Oftentimes the conversations get painfully awkward, which results in people getting defensive, which is no good for anyone. This video does a great job of breaking down some of the things you can do to be more mindful so you not only avoid putting your foot in your mouth but also fight racism in your own way.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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