Entries by Adam Strom

A Nation of Immigrants and Xenophobia

Historian Erika Lee spoke about anti-immigrant xenophobia in the United States and the power of storytelling to counter stereotypes at TEDxMinneapolis during the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020. In her presentation, she talks about the dual narrative that we have in the United States as both a nation of immigrants and a country […]

Caste: Structuring Our Response to Difference

Scholar Isabel Wilkerson sees the idea of caste as, “a graded ranking of human value in a society that determines the standing and respect, the benefit of the doubt and access to resources, assumptions of competence and even of beauty through no fault or action of one’s own.” In different parts of the world caste […]