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How and why radicalization happens

A man stands in the capital holding a confederate flag.
A man stands in the capital holding a confederate flag.
Image Caption: A man stands in the capital holding a confederate flag. Original Image by REUTERS/Mike Theiler, Edited by Mei Ke.

Why we need better data on the LGBTQ+ community

A picture of a typical survey with the option “female” as the last category. Written in is the option “other.”
A picture of a typical survey with the option “female” as the last category. Written in is the option “other.”
Image Caption: A picture of a typical survey with the option “female” as the last category. Written in is the option “other,” with the text below reading ‘why we need data on the LGBTQ+ community.”


Common Mistakes and Ways to Fix Them

A person holding the letters “LGBTQ” made in colorful playdough.
A person holding the letters “LGBTQ” made in colorful playdough.
Image Caption: A person holding the letters “LGBTQ” made in colorful playdough. The picture is focused on the hands in the center of the frame holding the letters. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels.

The Original Questions and Commentary

1. How would you describe yourself?

  • Female
  • Male
  • Trans female/Trans woman
  • Trans male/Trans Man
  • Gender queer/Gender non-conforming


China and Russia are Getting Bolder

Source: BBC News. Image Caption: Russian A-50 plane in the air.

The Background


China and Censorship in the Age of COVID-19

Art by James Ferguson. Image Caption: The bottom half of a person’s face in black and white. Their mouth is covered by a depiction of a Chinese flag in bright red and yellow.


A Social Psychology Perspective

Photo by Mercedes Mehling on Unsplash. Image Caption: A child in a t-shirt, jeans, and sandals running from the camera. The child is holding a transgender pride flag and the concrete in the background has a reflection of a rainbow.


But there is still time to fix it

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Ten Steps to Start Your Journey

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  1. Listen to minorities carefully. Let that community lead the conversation. Stop demanding your minority peers to educate you on social issues. Instead, read up on your own on how to be an activist for the cause.
  2. Stop playing devil’s advocate when discussing discrimination. You’re not funny or clever, you’re just rude and annoying.
  3. Don’t share footage of attacks, protestor’s faces, or violent action. It’s triggering to minority communities and can out their identity. Instead, share ideas of how to keep people safe, where supplies are, curfew details, and resources. …

Understanding Chinese Culture as an American

Image Caption: A person stands in the middle of a busy street with a pink t-shirt and short cropped hair. There are red lanterns hanging from strings behind them.


The Tragedy of the Great Wall

Image Description: Rolling green hills and a white smog cover the frame. There is a clear line across the top of the hills that is the Great Wall with medieval looking brick towers.

Mei Ke

They/Them Pronouns | 中文名字: 柯梅 | Intelligence Specialist & Diversity Advocate | hellomeike.com

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