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Day: July 12, 2020

Stunning Black and White Illustrations Will Fill Your Soul with the Art of Nature

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Greek graphic designer and illustrator Meni Chatzipanagiotou creates beautiful, nature-inspired ink drawings that are…

Art

Raynes Birkbeck on Painting an Inclusive Queer Science-Fiction Reality

The Bronx-born, self-taught painter and sculptor Raynes Birkbeck—now in his early sixties—melds personal experience with issues of ecology, politics, war, religion, and queer representation. His current body of work, called “The Dinoland Series,” depicts a science-fiction paradise where dinosaurs live…

This is the conversation about race that we need to have now

Rally protesting the integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1959. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress he great evil of American slavery wasn’t involuntary servitude, says public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. It was the ideology of white supremacy…

TED’s summer culture list: 114 podcasts, books, TV shows, movies and more to nourish you

Rose Wong Whether you’re staying put or going away, summer is a great time to relax and to try new things. So we asked TED speakers to recommend podcasts, books, TV shows, movies and more that have nourished their minds,…

Want to do more to fight racism?

Here’s a list of specific steps you can take, as recommended by members of the TED community. Educate Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller How to Be an Antiracist is one of the most important books I’ve ever…

We Humans

There’s a right way to talk about racism with kids — and most white parents in the US aren’t doing it

Although race and racism are at the top of Americans’ public discussions, it turns out that most white parents in the US don’t talk about those issues with their kids. Research on how white parents discuss race with their children…