Culture / Ethnicity

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Can you correctly identify the Northwest accent?

According to scientists we do have an accent, but our native ears have trouble picking up on it. 

KPLU-FM

Seattle in top 20 for Orkin’s “rattiest cities”

 

The ranking isn't based on rodent exterminations, it's based off cities with the most Orkin rat treatments.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Thai food everywhere, but how to tell if it's real? A robot

Thailand's former prime minister was alarmed by the poor quality of Thai food elsewhere. A robot is being unveiled to help determine if the food is being cooked in authentic fashion.

NEW YORK TIMES

Nicholas Kristof: Ferguson exposes white cluelessness

How clueless? One study found that whites believe they are doing so well on race relations that discrimination against them is a bigger problem than discrimination against blacks.

NEW YORK TIMES

Minnesota man tased and arrested for "sitting while black"

Video has surfaced of a man arrested while trying to pick up his kids from school in St. Paul, Minnesota.

THE ATLANTIC
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