Syboxification

The Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel calls it the “skyboxification of American life”—the way in which the wealthy and not-so-wealthy are living further and further apart. In the past, American neighborhoods were more mixed, housing people of very different backgrounds and incomes. Nowadays, many places are becoming homogenized.

-read more: Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

Here is a visualiztion of where I live. The area outlined in orange is my neighborhood. It ranks a 4 compared to a 90 for the areas in green. A Zip’s ranking is a number between 0 and 99 representing the average of its percentile ranks in college education and in income.

How do we promote more diversity over a homogenized life? 

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The African-American religious folk songs known as spirituals grew out of the slavery experience and the introduction of Christianity into slaves’ lives. Though rooted in African musical tradition, they reflected life in a strange and terribly oppressive new world. Often improvisations upon older hymns, they became entirely new songs — songs like “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho” and “Steal Away.” In some ways, spirituals foreshadow the birth of American jazz.
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nprmusic:

The African-American religious folk songs known as spirituals grew out of the slavery experience and the introduction of Christianity into slaves’ lives. Though rooted in African musical tradition, they reflected life in a strange and terribly oppressive new world. Often improvisations upon older hymns, they became entirely new songs — songs like “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho” and “Steal Away.” In some ways, spirituals foreshadow the birth of American jazz.

Photo: Chris Ware/Getty Images

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Advent - Week 1In “I AM Present” poet K. Hall invites us to reflect on the past and to know the reality of God’s…View Post

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Peter Adamyan

Peter Adamyan

Stephen Colbert helps you prepare for Advent with this liturgical dance.

Your welcome.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Floats use to be extremely creepy (via The Atlantic)

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Floats use to be extremely creepy (via The Atlantic)

Beautiful Decay

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