Indigenous Weekend Reading is better than Columbus Weekend Reading:
- Planned Parenthood Saved My Vagina.
- Resisting the Corporate University.
- We Have Always Been at War with Mexico.
- The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
- Body Camera Footage is for Cops’ Eyes Only.
- Is Uber’s Ultimate Goal the Privatization of City Governance?
- Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism.
- Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army.
- Race is Always the Issue:
Were the issue actually crime, statistics would tell you that crime continues its longitudinal trend downward nationally. Were the issue criminality, science would tell you that civil unrest stems from very different social processes than those which produce criminals. Were the issue safety, public policy would protect black taxpayers from being indiscriminately murdered by the police.
But the issue is race. There, the scientific threshold bows to the superiority of racial logic. Suddenly, crime waves exist in a vacuum and have arbitrary beginning and end points. The poor become at once both fragile and super predators. Blackness assumes the essential, biological, and irrefutable character of criminality. Donald Trump can run for president of the United States despite once allegedly saying, “Laziness is a trait in blacks.” Not only is history kind to those who espouse racist ideologies, but the present ain’t too bad either.
- Students Ruined by For-Profit Colleges Get Even.
- Hoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” Program.
- Most Americans Get Free Stuff from the Government.
- Behind the Draped Mirror, on a grieving tradition.
- Miserablism and Resistance at the American Studies Association.
- After Charleston.
- A Monument to the Mau Mau at Last, but No Land.
- Is Lake Kivu Set to Explode?
- Disliking Tragedy: Facebook’s Struggle to Convey Serious News:
The truth is that “liking” something on Facebook is the absolute lowest common denominator of participation in the community, and any additional button meant to showcase a feeling of remorse would have no more impact than the tools already at our disposal. Does clicking “Sorry About That” at the news of a gun-related massacre actually indicate anything other than the consumption of the headline?
Likes, dislikes, regards, condolences – whatever new and supposedly groundbreaking interactive buttons Facebook chooses to unveil still fail to convey interaction in any meaningful way. If we are to assume that this problem is a wound, then the addition of new buttons is not even a band-aid that might cover it up. It is a team of strangers wandering in off the street to stare at the wound while shrugging their shoulders.
- “Affirmative Consent,” Better Known as “Consent.”
- There’s More to Somali Fishing than Piracy.
- Rehearsing for Death: A Pre-K Teacher on Lockdowns.
- Modern Gun Rights Precedence is Rooted in Slave-State Origins.
- A Literary History of Yellowface.
- There is No Real Hillary Clinton.
- What Does the Mojave Desert Sound Like?
- Trawlers from China and Russia are Destroying West African Fishing Communities.
- The Geography of Academic Knowledge.