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  • QuickiesPhoto of Friday Quickies: Racism in science, COVID in the US, Pride fitness, and Cute Animal Friday

    Friday Quickies: Racism in science, COVID in the US, Pride fitness, and Cute Animal Friday

    Happy weekend, all. This’ll be the first Friday Quickies in a while without a theme. My brain is set to random… Systemic racism is a huge issue in science. So, here’s what Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions. U.S. sets daily record for new COVID-19 cases, so, “Mission Accomplished,” right? As a resident of one of the few…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Anti-racist actions and discussions this week…

    Quickies: Anti-racist actions and discussions this week…

    Hey, all. Have you been keeping up with the list of direct actions that you can take from last week’s quickies? Because actions keep getting added. Tragically, names are as well, some of them seriously injured protestors. Some people feel (hope, even?) that we’ve hit a critical point in anti-racist actions in the United States… I don’t know enough to…

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  • ActivismPhoto of Quickies: Activism and #BlackBirdersWeek

    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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  • ActivismPhoto of Quickies: Black Lives Still F***ing Matter

    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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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Hello, all! What differentiates the weekend from a weekday for those of us stuck working at home? Less Zoom professional meetings and more Zoom happy hours. COVID-related stories: Check out this long and good read, Our Pandemic Summer, on why we shouldn’t expect to “get back to normal.” The death rate is Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes,…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Race and human rights in the time of COVID-19

    Quickies: Race and human rights in the time of COVID-19

    My Friday Quickies have slowly become the weekend quickies because time has no meaning… Feeling helpless during this pandemic? Amnesty International lists ten ways that you can fight for human rights while distancing. (US-centric) via Buzz Parsec, Aaron Thomas explains why not everyone feels safe with a mask. You can read more on this as shared by the Hope &…

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  • PoliticsPhoto of The Evolution of Racism in America

    The Evolution of Racism in America

    Some of the most eye-opening information on the internet comes in the form of a tweet thread, with Black twitter and History twitter leading the way. This week’s post combines the best of those worlds with a thread on the history of racism in the United States, by Michael Harriot of the Root. “One of the most popular misconceptions about…

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  • ActivismPhoto of Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    More Georgia Racism: Snellville Business Owners Find ‘No More N***er Businesses’ Letters Pinned to Their Stores, the Root: The headline really says it all, and I don’t want to give the letter itself any more views, but check out the link for details. White racists continue to get more and more emboldened. Democratic AGs Sue to Force US to Ratify…

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