Racist, hateful caricatures are nothing new. In the 1920s-1950s, the Jim Crow era featured an endless array of racist portrayals of African Americans.

Blacks have been portrayed in popular culture as pitiable exotics, cannibalistic savages, hypersexual deviants, childlike buffoons, obedient servants, self-loathing victims, and menaces to society. These anti-black depictions routinely took form in material objects, such as ashtrays, drinking glasses, banks, games, fishing lures, detergent boxes, and other everyday items.

Note: (I would insert pictures here, but they’re so offensive I’d rather you look them up yourself)

Of course, they served an overt purpose: dehumanizing African Americans to promote discrimination and racism. The mammy caricature portrayed black women as servile, contented with a smile, obese, and with great love for her “white…


It’s a common back-and-forth debate: do egg yolks raise cholesterol? Research feels like a metronome, swinging from one opinion to its opposite every few years. Let’s take a deeper look as to why.

This topic can be broken down into two parts:

  1. Do egg yolks raise cholesterol?
  2. Do they impact our disease risk?

Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol?

From my few years as a dietitian and intern, I have seen my fair share of blood work from my in-patient hospital rotations. When I checked their labs before seeing them and noted high cholesterol levels, I would then ask them if they eat egg yolks. Very…


Greek Orthodox priest Evangelos Papanikolaou praised the Ottomans for looking after Hagia Sophia and says it is better to be restored to a mosque than to remain a museum.

Greek Orthodox priest Evangelos Papanikolaou, the priest at Analipseos Church in Rafina near Athens, praised the Ottomans for looking after Hagia Sophia and says it is better to be restored to a mosque than to remain a museum (source). Transcript:

Greg Carr

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store