The Racial Demagoguery of Trump’s Assaults on Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry

David Remnick, The New Yorker, 09/23/2017

Everyday it seems Donald Trump, the President of the United States, finds new ways to divide and demoralize his country and undermine the national interest.

Associate professor explores history, reality of Moroccan Jewish community

Pablo Mungz, Daily Bruin, 09/22/2017

Aomar Boum's research on Jewish history in his home country of Morocco brings local attention to that history and helps people reconnect with their historic roots.However, Boum's Muslim identity affects how people perceive his research.

Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press, 09/21/2017

Ginsburg spoke mostly about her Jewish faith, acknowledging that the Jewish justices who have served on the court have shared some similar views, which she linked to their Jewish heritage.

What Kinds Of Users Are There? Identity and Identity Descriptions

Aaron Marcus,, 03/16/2017

User-centered design of user-friendly products and services is based on the assumption that designers are aware of who the users are. Their understanding is embodied in typical user identities or personas. There is much discussion about whether these are typical, stereotypical, and archetypical, and how one can account for, or not lose track of, important outliers that might have a valuable influence under unforeseen conditions of use.

India’s Top Court Bars Campaigns Based on Identity Politics

Ellen Barry, The New York Times, 01/02/2017

India’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that candidates for political office cannot appeal to voters on the basis of religion, caste, community or language, arguing that India’s Constitution enshrines its elections as fundamentally secular.

Far-flung communities look for acceptance in Jewish world

Sue Fishkoff, The J, 05/09/2008

Miguel Segura Aguilo’s ancestors were executed as Jews five centuries ago in Spain, but he is not welcome in his local synagogue today.