Why is American (U.S.) culture so popular and desirable around the world?

I would agree that American culture is popular but I wouldn't agree that it is necessarily desirable around the world.American television is kind of second rate to some British and Canadian productions but the enormity of the American television industry means that many of their programmes can be exported. And now with the

Why do people find it easier to condone sexism than racism?

For the most part, there are very few non-appearance based general differences between races. The same cannot be said of sex differences.Men cannot give birth or feed babies from their bodies. On average, men are bigger and stronger than women. Women are more verbally cognizant but are less spatially

Is canine racism comparable to human racism?

I don't believe there is such a thing as canine racism. And I don't believe that racism is genetic. Racism is a human construct taught to us by those around us. Especially our parents. All you have to do is watch children play with each other to see that don't have the first care about race.

What constitutes racism?

I submit that, to deliberately disregard the New Left's

Who started racism?

According to pseudointellectuals, White people did. But they can't comprehend race is an extension of family, and until political correctness was mainlined into American society's vein, it was normal to adhere and prefer your own ethnicity, not just race, than others. Today, what is called freedom of association is viewed as racism, and it's only

Do Americans worry about a culture invasion?

It all depends on how spicy the food is in that culture. I have very low spice tolerance. Does the invading culture have good, non-spicy food? If so, welcome aboard!

What constitutes racism?

I submit that, to deliberately disregard the New Left's

How pointless is racism?

Racism was actually biologically necessary for human survival historically. Early humans had to constantly fear

Do other animals exhibit racism?

Well, to start with, animals don't have such complex institutions as governments that may have Jim Crow laws, nor media industries that perpetually showcase a default race (or in the case of animals, breed) as protagonists while consistently casting other races/breeds as sidekicks or villains.But in my experience with chickens, they do display xenophobia which I jokingly call racism.Best

How do people justify racism?

Some people will tell you that there is only one

Is canine racism comparable to human racism?

I don't believe there is such a thing as canine racism. And I don't believe that racism is genetic. Racism is a human construct taught to us by those around us. Especially our parents. All you have to do is watch children play with each other to see that don't have the first care about race.

Was this racism?

You bet it has been racism all along. And as much as these experiences have been discomforting and upsetting to you, it begs the question: what have you done to fuel or quell these situtions?Don't get me wrong. You are the victim of several racially motivated assaults and harassments. I don't mean to

What are some myths about the United States of America?

Writing this from the viewpoint of an Indian in the American education system.

Does someone who lives in the UK (or other countries outside the United States) consider a film made in the US a foreign film?

As a British citizen who grew up in the UK and moved to the US in 2003, I find this question fascinating. Although most UK residents would agree that US movies are foreign in the strictest sense of the word, the innate sense of "foreignness" we might feel towards

Writing: Who's a better writer: J.R.R. Tolkien or George R.R. Martin?

Martin is an architect.  Tolkien was a craftsman.  That makes them very, very hard to compare, even though I love them both.Tolkien was a poet, a wordsmith.  His prose sang.  His invented languages were alive; anyone reading the novels can tell

What screams 'I'm British'?

It was last Tuesday night, and I was staying in a hostel, in a room with 9 teen girls. At about midnight, the room was dead silent. My eyes were shut, when the second I was about to fall asleep, I heard banging in the distance which woke me up. The banging stopped for about a

What do other people (than Dutch) think about the Dutch culture?

It's a bit like Marmite ... love it or hate it.Some people love it that everybody speaks their mind, others think that the Dutch population collectively suffers from Asperger syndrome.Bottom line ... it has its advantages but I find the

In what countries is the doggie bag (taking home leftovers from a restaurant meal) common practice?

Here in Taiwan it's common, and I assume for surrounding countries as well. When I have leftovers, I can merely point at the food and say "take-away" and they'll just put it in a plastic bag. No fancy containers.However, people here feel a sense of guilt if they

What causes racism?

rac·ismˈrāˌsizəm/nounprejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior."a program to combat racism"synonyms:racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism"Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia"the belief that all members of each race possess

What's classy if you are white and trashy if you are dark/black?

I'm not sure whether all forms of the english language have this (I would be interested to know), but it certainly pertains in British English.Being described as an EntrepeneurWhenever a white person is described as one, it is implied that they run a highly successful enterprise, often from

What are some foods that were once considered 'ethnic' but are now 'American'?

Pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, etc.Tacos, enchiladas, etc.Anything you think is

What's the difference between Southern and Northern Pho?

Most of the pho places I've been to in the bay area and Houston area serve southern style pho. Pho Element in San Mateo serves northern style pho, which is pretty different! Some differences:Noodles: This was one of the most noticeable differences to me. Southern style pho uses a slimmer rice noodle

Why is it considerd to be rude to ask how old someone is in western culture?

It would be exaggerated to say that it's always rude to ask this and that it would be in any Western culture.However there is a major difference about what this question implies in some other cultures and in Western cultures.In Japan and several other Asian societies, people ask this question casually, because they are trying to figure

Is consuming pork legal in gulf countries?

Not legal in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.  In the UAE it is possible to purchase from Spinneys and larger supermarkets, or to get in restaurants - both retail outlets and restaurants require a pork license to sell.  Pork has been available in Qatar since late 2011.  Again sales are controlled.  Both in UAE and Qatar it

Is it racist to say Asians are good at math?

Yes and no. It's a wordplay, and depending on how you phrase it, it can give an idea of the intent. To begin with, I'd like to point out statements like this aren't spoken in absolute isolationism, but rather with

Is Singapore too sterile?

Oh my gosh definitely yes. While I agree with many of the other answers in that Singapore is by no means devoid of culture, there is is definitely a sterile state when it comes to doing things that fall outside the established culture, and I think

Is there any racism in Australia?

Is there any racism in Australia?Yes and no! Australia is an immigrant nation, immigrants bring their prejudices with them. For instance: in my experience Malaysian Chinese have a total aversion to anyone of dark skins. Middle Easterm Muslims seem to be prejudiced against Asia Muslims. Ashkenazi Jews demonstrate prejudice towards Iberian Jews (the Shephardi,

What do Chinese Indonesians think of native Indonesians?

Disclaimer : I am Indonesian. I hate to divide Indonesian into two different groups, native Indonesian and Chinese Indonesian. But in this case, I'm a Chinese Indonesian. I'm not really sure that I'm still 'pure' Chinese-blood. My grandmother from my dad's side

What makes medium rare meat more popular than well done meat in Western cultures despite its health concerns?

First things first. E. coli is the bacterium that makes beef potentially hazardous. The thing is, E. coli is found in the intestine of mammals (even humans), not in the muscle. Therefore, only the surface (if anything) of the meat would be compromised

What's the most FORGETTABLE food that you have eaten in a foreign land?

London Pizza. Sorry London - you're my favourite city in the world, but geesh: you have THE WORST pizzas I've ever had the misfortune to come across.

Why are dowries wrong?

Okay....Very sensitive topic...here goes.To start off, I am no supporter of Dowries. But it is not entirely wrong too.I am a person who believes in equal rights for a girl and boy. The Girl has equal rights in the share of inheritance as

Why must we tip in North America?

If you don't want to tip then don't do it. Your service personnel won't know you are too cheap to leave a little extra something for good service until after the fact so you'll get all the benefits without having to pay for

Why is American food often perceived to be terrible?

Because, like with many things having to do with America, most non-Americans get an extraordinarily warped idea of what it is. You say

Why is it harder for black men to get Asian women than for white men?

I'm black, and my first ever girlfriend was Asian, from Myanmar. We started dating when I was 13, and it lasted three years. Naturally, since we were both living at home, we also interacted with each others' families. Her family was always very nice to me, and never made me feel unwelcome when I came to visit. Years later,

Why is it that a racist cannot see racism?

Because they don't regard their views as abnormal. If you honestly think thst, let's say, all black people are theives, you think you are correct, not that you are racist. Only people who are actively trying to get better call themselves racists. Because they recognise the indoctrination they have received as

Is consuming pork legal in gulf countries?

Not legal in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.  In the UAE it is possible to purchase from Spinneys and larger supermarkets, or to get in restaurants - both retail outlets and restaurants require a pork license to sell.  Pork has been available in Qatar since late 2011.  Again sales are controlled.  Both in UAE and Qatar it

Is it racist to say Asians are good at math?

Yes and no. It's a wordplay, and depending on how you phrase it, it can give an idea of the intent. To begin with, I'd like to point out statements like this aren't spoken in absolute isolationism, but rather with

Is Singapore too sterile?

Oh my gosh definitely yes. While I agree with many of the other answers in that Singapore is by no means devoid of culture, there is is definitely a sterile state when it comes to doing things that fall outside the established culture, and I think

Is there any racism in Australia?

Is there any racism in Australia?Yes and no! Australia is an immigrant nation, immigrants bring their prejudices with them. For instance: in my experience Malaysian Chinese have a total aversion to anyone of dark skins. Middle Easterm Muslims seem to be prejudiced against Asia Muslims. Ashkenazi Jews demonstrate prejudice towards Iberian Jews (the Shephardi,

What do Chinese Indonesians think of native Indonesians?

Disclaimer : I am Indonesian. I hate to divide Indonesian into two different groups, native Indonesian and Chinese Indonesian. But in this case, I'm a Chinese Indonesian. I'm not really sure that I'm still 'pure' Chinese-blood. My grandmother from my dad's side

What makes medium rare meat more popular than well done meat in Western cultures despite its health concerns?

First things first. E. coli is the bacterium that makes beef potentially hazardous. The thing is, E. coli is found in the intestine of mammals (even humans), not in the muscle. Therefore, only the surface (if anything) of the meat would be compromised

What's the most FORGETTABLE food that you have eaten in a foreign land?

London Pizza. Sorry London - you're my favourite city in the world, but geesh: you have THE WORST pizzas I've ever had the misfortune to come across.