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  • Quickies

    Much Belated Quickies…

    I am all kinds of behind on all the things. That time of the semester, right? Here’s a quick list of what’s come across my feed these few weeks that I’d like to share: Here’s a place where you can support folks in Brooklyn Center, Michigan, as they fight for justice for Duane WrightWe know there will be a cost…

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  • ActivismTwo board murals. The left one features a solidarity fist with the words "Black Lives Matter." On the right is says "Say Their Names" and lists the names of many of the black victims of police violence.

    Black Lives Matter Has Covered Cities in Political Art

    For many of us that live in neighborhoods where protests in opposition to police violence against black people have taken place, the look and feel of the neighborhood has changed as many businesses have boarded up their windows. In some cases the boards went up due to actual broken windows, but in most cases, businesses have boarded their windows in…

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    Quickies: Activism and #BlackBirdersWeek

    I honestly don’t know where to begin after a week like this in the United States. Or should I say, yet ANOTHER week like this, because, in a lot of ways, we’ve been here before. Last week, I posted a short list of actions and ways to learn about racial justice. That got expanded into a Google doc because making…

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    Quickies: Black Lives Still F***ing Matter

    I’m not doing a usual Friday Quickies roundup today because I am still raging about the most recent spate of extrajudicial killings of Black people by police or just good ol’ boys here in the USA. Instead I’m going to share some ways we can all help the cause. Do something literally this minute. Sign any one of Color of…

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    Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will. First, some COVID-related stuff: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: A fascinating and straightforward explanation of exposure risks in everyday situations. Staying 6 feet apart won’t help anyone…

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    Quickies: A controversial moment, a vicious proposal, a ridiculous claim, and a potty mouth

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! Brandt Jean’s Act Of Grace Toward His Brother’s Killer Sparks A Debate Over Forgiving – NPR does a pretty good job of capturing a wide array of voices, specifically black voices, commenting on this controversial moment. You all heard how the Trump administration actually considered a gorram alligator-filled moat for a border wall, right? The…

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  • Activism


    Things are scary in the USA right now and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant barrage of executive orders and new laws soon to be affecting human rights and health particularly for women, but a few good activists have told me to pick just a few topics and focus on them so I don’t get overwhelmed. I’m going…

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  • Politics

    Progress Isn’t Settling: Trump’s Rise Threatens to Make Moderate the New Progressive

    “I like Sanders’ ideas better, but I voted for Hillary. It’s just the more pragmatic decision. The idea of a Sanders presidency is unrealistic,” a friend remarked to me, a few short hours before Clinton’s now-infamous Nancy Reagan comments. Their reasoning frustrated me, even though it’s a refrain I’ve heard a lot this election season. Usually it comes from progressives who like…

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