|Unique Car Colors|
An interesting perspective on the lack of unique car colors on the road today. A humorous question with some real answers.
They’re all white and silver. Cars used to be poppy red! Tangerine! Pea green!
A few months ago, I came across a very cool-looking car. It was a 1970s-era Jeep Cherokee and it looked something like this. I’ve always been a fan of vintage Cherokees—their military-issue ruggedness appeals to the wannabe outdoorswoman in me. But this Cherokee charmed me more than most; its color was a deep, rich, super-saturated blood orange. It stood in bright contrast to the modern cars around it, whose paint jobs—pearlescent white, iridescent silver, high-gloss black—suddenly seemed to be variations on the same boring theme.
An interesting perspective on the misconceptions of the effects of immigration … in Canada. This article was inspired by another article written by Rachel Giese in The Walrus (June 2011).
by Staff, Utne Reader, September - October 2011
The results reveal that “cities with the highest increase in immigration also had the largest decrease in violent crime.” First-generation immigrants, contrary to stereotype, are studious, family-oriented, and unlikely to participate in risky activities. Giese also found that the aversion to crime “extended across all nationalities; it didn’t matter whether a teenager’s family was from India or Trinidad or China.”
An interesting perspective on the purpose of activism. A skeptic interviews an avid anti-war activist.
The March on Washington was just one event in a multi-decade-long movement of which everyone who was present had some experience organizing on the ground back wherever they came from, on a day-to-day basis,everyday. They didn’t all just say, “Let’s all have the March on Washington where Martin Luther King will say, I have a dream, and then black people will be equal!”
Each week, What’s your inspiration? features an interesting perspective on a poignant topic. With the intention to broaden our minds, we ask the question: Why Not?