Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Racial politics, diversity in London, and feeling at home on the road




Just a few things to share today, because I do hope you read yesterday’s post about citizenship (and share your opinions!).  In fact, last week we hit a particularly interesting milestone (for those of us that are unusually preoccupied with demographics and racial politics)—in the US, now over 50% of babies born everyday are non-white.  I wonder if this will have a significant (or, you know, any) impact on how we discuss race in this country—I’m optimistic that it could usher in a generation of greater tolerance.

Now, this piece has sort of a misleading title, and is actually not at all about blending in with the tourists in London, nor about learning to ride a Boris Bike.  Rather, it’s a very cool stylized train of thought about what it feels like to move through such a complicated and diverse city.  Definitely worth checking out.

And lastly, a few tips on how to feel more relaxed and “at home” while you’re on the road.  I like this because so many of the points dovetail nicely with my own tips forovercoming travel fatigue! (self-promo, self-promo…)

Happy trails!

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