News of America’s Demographic Revolution Came in a Cheerios Ad

by URI FRIEDMAN from The Atlantic “Demographic change,” Paul Taylor explains, “is a drama in slow motion.” The United States is undergoing two simultaneous transformations. It’s becoming a majority non-white country, and a record number of Americans are aging. But this kind of change is paradoxical—”even though it happens all around us, it’s sometimes hard to see.” As…

by Robin Meyers from The Atlantic Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world. But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in order to manipulate their emotional state. We now…

The Invention of the Heterosexual

by Thomas Rogers from Salon.com A detail from the cover of “Straight” If you met Hanne Blank and her partner on the street, you might have a lot of trouble classifying them. While Blank looks like a feminine woman, her partner is extremely androgynous, with little to no facial hair and a fine smooth complexion.…

More Than Just Tiger Moms

BY BETTINA CHANG from Pacific Standard Social scientists have been studying Asian American achievement and parenting styles long before Amy Chua, self-proclaimed tiger mom, uttered her battle cry. After Chua’s memoir was published in 2011, some of these studies were propelled into public awareness. These select works from the post-tiger-mom era indicate the breadth and depth…