Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Also loving NPR's Scott Simon's new book "Baby We Were Meant For Each Other." You can listen to NPR's interview with Simon here

Wo Ai Ni Mommy

Just watched a new PBS documentary about being Chinese & Chosen. You can watch online September 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010

Synopsis

What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture? Stephanie Wang-Breal’s Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States. Through her eyes, we witness her struggle with a new identity as she transforms from a timid child into someone that no one — neither her new family nor she — could have imagined. A co-production of American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Being Black and Jewish in Brooklyn

An interesting article in the NYTimes about being black and Jewish in Brooklyn:

"They are African-Americans and Orthodox Jews, a rare cross-cultural hybrid that seems quintessentially Brooklyn, but received little notice until last week, after Yoseph Robinson, a Jamaican-born convert, was killed during a robbery attempt at the kosher liquor store where he worked. "
Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/28/nyregion/28blackjews.html

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Halal Kitchen in Bedstuy, Brooklyn

I found this Kosher Chinese restaurant off the Franklin Stop on the C train Notice the "no pork" neon sign.

America's Adopted Koreans

Check out this post by Sarah Idzik about America's Adopted Koreans

Monday, June 7, 2010

Interracial Marriages At An All Time High

Highlights from this CNN article:

  • About one in seven marriages are interracial or interethnic, according to a new Pew study
  • Pew Center: Asians and Hispanics are most likely to marry outside of their race
  • In 2008, African-Americans 3 times more likely to marry outside race, compared with 1980
  • Americans, particularly Millennials, are more accepting of interracial relationships