So, naturally, powerful and wealthy figures like Oprah, Beyoncé, and Michelle Obama are turned to for “insights into the experiences of Black women,” as the scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes for the New Yorker. An Ivy League-educated grandson of white-collar Chinese immigrants, for instance, might be presumed to be able to speak most directly about the plight of underpaid Fuzhounese restaurant workers, or undocumented Filipino immigrants, or deported Korean adoptees. Someone like me, a person with a relative abundance of privilege and platform, is presented with the opportunity to become the face of Asian Americans.
NextGov - OMB’s Made in America Website Showcases What Agencies Aren’t Buying Here: “The Office of Management and Budget’s Made in American Office launched a website [October 1, 2021] that fulfills a key aspect of a January executive order from President Joe Biden ordering federal agencies to buy more American-made products. Launched through the General Services Administration, the website—MadeinAmerica.gov—will publish information on proposed waivers and waivers granted to agencies through all Made in America laws. According to an OMB official, the current website is a beta version the administration will use in the coming weeks to troubleshoot various functions and operations while allowing the public and contracting staff to get familiar with it. When fully functional, users will be able to view all waivers submitted by agencies and reviewed by the Made in America Office in real time—including during the pre-solicitation phases of potential procurements—allowing manufacturers, contractors and suppliers to identify opportunities that might otherwise go to foreign competitors…”
The Punctuation Marks Loved (and Hated) by Famous Writers Literary Hub. From May.