Absolutely amazing. Powerful. A truth we must sit with.
This is a gloss over of what the 1619 project details thoroughly.
Understand how cash bail imprisons poor people which = majority people of color.
Intersectionality is complicated but that doesn't mean we can shy away from it.
Black Lives Matter in Europe and Africa too.
Everyone should know that there are people serving our country who believe that disorderly, law-breaking and violent response to police killing Black Americans are an overreaction. As was said on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: We should be glad that all Blacks want it equality and not revenge.
“As we go through our busy days it’s normal to want to establish I-It relationships — with the security guard in your building or the office worker down the hall. Life is busy, and sometimes we just need to reduce people to their superficial function.
But personalism asks, as much as possible, for I-Thou encounters: that you just don’t regard people as a data point, but as emerging out of the full narrative, and that you try, when you can, to get to know their stories”
Beautiful, and important to remember especially in a time with such limited contact.
As someone who travels a lot for work, particularly in Africa, it has been confusing to see the coverage of Coronavirus. This added some interesting details and data.
Already a big fan of the quad chart, this was some interesting backstory on it. Plus a good point: it doesn’t matter if the trains run on time if their destination is unknown.
Very helpful tips - for many situations but especially for living in quarantine with others!
This is all well and good but the reason the US military does so many things that the writer (and many others) would prefer to be done by the private sector or other public entities is that few other organizations have the capacity. H/t to Rosa Brooks for eloquently making this point (How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything) and proposing how we might begin to change that.
A walk through some of the ethical considerations our healthcare system may have to make when rationing care.
'Even those who are ardently pro-choice rarely understand the layers of logistical, financial, informational and emotional difficulty intentionally added to the process of terminating an unwanted pregnancy in the United States."
Not in total agreement with the author's position - I think many previous admins, both republic and democrat, have chosen either soft power or indirect challenges. I believe Trump, while challenging China head on, has given more power to China's methods by acknowledging them as the large problem that they are.
What I did find very through provoking about this piece was another issue: the way the author describes Realism vs Institutionalism: "that the state remains the irreplaceable agent of international power and effective action, that international institutions have limited capacity to transform the behavior and preferences of states." I have always considered myself an institutionalsit (from my freshman year of college, and maybe even before that through high school Model UN) but I think what I've actually been, upon reflecting on this quote, is an aspirational institutionalist who is actually, when push comes to shove, a realist.
SO so important to understanding the three issues at stake in the upcoming supreme court hearing (this week!!): But allowing any part of Louisiana’s argument to become law would be no rhetorical exercise. It would have a devastating effect on millions of people. If that happens, don’t be fooled — Roberts will be making a choice.
"the set of special rules around abortion laws that substitute moral disapproval for medical judgment and seek to blur the difference"
10 out of fucking 10, McSweeney's hits it out of the park again.
I met Modi on a grad school trip in 2016 and he held a private meeting with us - just 20 students! But we were warned not to ask questions about violence against Muslims. What most struck me during the meeting is that he spoke in Hindi through a translator - even though he is fluent in English. The Indian students in our group described him talking as "like we were listening to Obama".
I resonate with absolutely everything in this piece. I run organized, regular dinner parties where people pay to attend. And all the time I am asked about my “side hustle”. I actually do have a side hustle, a part time job in addition to my full time job, which is about making money efficiently to supplement my regular income. But it is not hosting dinner parties, a labor of love (and time, sweat, brain energy, and physical energy) I charge people because I need to help cover costs and it is an effective way to stop people from flaking. I have often thought about what it would be like to quit my job and try to do this as a true source of income, usually during moments when I am mindlessly scrolling through IG. But then I remember, and the writer out this beautifully, “that admiration is not the same as envy.” I want my cooking to remain (and grow!) as a space for experimentation and risk taking - and not worry if people will continue to RSVP or meet my bottom line. I should post that quote on my fridge.
I walked away from this article not convinced by either side of this ballot proposition to ease the housing crisis in SF but instead convinced that there is no good solution...
If you are or are worried about the market, read this quick piece!