Welcome to a pre-holiday edition of This Week in Diversity!
We’re starting out at Feministe, where a poster asks for advice on dealing with racist relatives during the holidays. There’s a wealth of advice and shared experiences in the comments. Whether you need the advice, have some to offer, or just like reading about thoughtful, open-minded people trying their best, it’s worth a read.
Meanwhile, a group in Pasadena has been giving gifts to local children all year long. They leave books in laundromats for kids to read, while waiting for their parents and their laundry. Kudos to them!
In worldwide news, author Tobias Buckell writes about whether or not we’re experiencing global recession.
Lastly, we’ve posted detailed city maps using census date before, but the New York Times has a new interactive using the census data to map the entire country—not just the cities, and not just race distribution: you can also map education, income, and housing. Pretty nifty!
Enjoy your weekend!