Why do people continue to support Biden despite all of his flaws? Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, and Ben Mankiewicz, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
ABC News' political team discusses how Joe Biden did during the town hall and if his answers swayed any undecided voters. As the election draws nearer, politics are pulling some families apart. But the Wolfe family in Burbank, California is keeping things together despite having a household of both Trump and Biden supporters! Dad Victor is a hardcore Trump fan, but his 25-year-old son Justin and girlfriend Gabbie are voting Bidfen. As for Victor's wife, Beth? She's undecided, which makes her perfect for the role of family referee. Fortunately, they all still like each other. Can food be political? Can it position people within a certain cultural group? Does what you eat say exactly who you are?
For diaspora communities, food is deeply intertwined with a sense of self. It can be an expression of faith, culture, and even politics.
"It's the last vestige of culture that people shed … there's some aspects of maternal culture that you'll lose right away [but] with food … there are more opportunities to connect to memory and family and place. It's the hardest to give up," Jennifer Berg, Director of Food Studies at New York University, told TED in an interview.
There is no doubt that food provides a distinct, physical link to one's culture and history and, according to David L. Weller, Professor of Food Science at the University of Ithaca, "despite variability in the importance that immigrants attribute to food, it remains one of the most resilient tools … [of] identity formation and maintenance."
Though most people in the developed world are now removed from the production of food, its significance has not diminished. In Europe, sales of fish skyrocket during Lent and, in the Middle East, meat production vastly increases during Ramadan.
In this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to immigrant cooks about the food they love to cook and ask how it connects them to their history, culture and traditions. Poll after poll shows Biden with a commanding lead nationally and in battleground states. But remember how many predicted a Clinton landslide in 2016?