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Weaving through Waco Drive

Posted on Posted in Fall 2015

A journey from one end of Waco Drive to the other provides a survey of the city’s historical imagery. From the wide-open spaces of Hewitt and Woodway, to the mid-century, faded residences from 40th to 4th Street, to the splintered government housing on the opposite side of the Brazos in East Waco – with every turn of the wheel, cultural, ethnic, and economic partitions arise.

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Hair

Posted on Posted in Fall 2015

  We asked six ethnically different women to talk about their hair. As one of the visual markers of race, hair plays a big part in personal and cultural expression.  In America, people have faced years of discrimination for their hair. Stereotypes include the ‘dumb blonde,’ ‘redheads have no souls,’ and the ‘nappy-headed afro-American.’  Some […]

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Culture In Step

Posted on Posted in Fall 2015

With the swirl of each skirt and the tap of each foot the audience becomes more and more entranced by the dancers. The vibrant colors of the skirts come together into a rainbow that is as diverse as the various cultures the Ballet Folklorico in Waco represents.

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All Dressed Up

Posted on Posted in Fall 2015

Story by Amanda Karney Cultural identity plays a key role in the Latino community with certain traditions that are slowly evolving over time. Established in 1999, Vanessa’s boutique sells countless quinceañera and prom dresses. Much like any regular dress store, the company receives orders from numerous designers to give customers a custom look to their […]

An Age-Old Problem

Posted on Posted in Fall 2015

Baylor sociology professor Dr. Jerry Park addresses these misguided attempts to bridge the gap of racial groups, and suggests more practical steps that can be taken to combat stereotypes. He breaks it down into three efforts: education, relationship and self-reflection.