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    Quickies: Fighting Nazis with data, following the research on diversity trainings, and more…

    It’s been a whole MONTH since I’ve posted here…. oops. If you know an educator, send them chocolate or beer or puppies or whatever makes them happy because this semester is ROUGH. Here are a few things that have grabbed my interest despite my life steeped in class prep, grading, and committee work. In my astronomy class, we’ve recently been…

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    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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    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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  • ActivismSchool Strike for Climate

    Quickies: Climate Protests, a White Supremacist’s Hard Drive, & the Times Up Legal Defense Fund

    Photos: What the Youth Climate Strike Looks Like around the World, by Brian Resnick and Danielle Scruggs, Vox: The climate strikes around the world on Friday, September 20, were nothing short of extraordinary, although I fear the second round, last Friday, got lost amid impeachment news in the US. This collection of photos is inspiring and urgent. We can’t lose…

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    Quickies: White supremacy, misogyny, and gun violence in America

    Everything is shit and I am tired. A Former FBI Whistleblower Explains Why the Federal Government Is Failing on Domestic Terrorism—And How to Fix It – “It’s a matter of Justice Department policy that deprioritizes this white supremacist violence. As a matter of policy, the Justice Department defers the investigation of hate crimes to state local law enforcement agencies… but…

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    Rep. Steve King: Proud White Supremacist

    On Sunday, US Congressman Steve King (R-IA) retweeted the anti-immigrant fake news account Voice of Europe, adding his own white supremacist take on the original tweet: @SteveKingIA: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” @V_of_Europe: “Hundreds of Islamists shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Wilders is right for…

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    Trump & Dawkins Confused Why White Supremacists Might Like Them

    The retweet (or “RT” in shorthand) is a funny thing. It can serve many purposes, some of which are contradictory: signal boosting, positive endorsement, an effort to draw negative attention to someone’s opinions, or simple agreement. The practice of retweeting can be so fraught with confusion, that some individuals choose to include a “RT =! Endorsement” disclaimer right in their Twitter bio. But…

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  • Activism

    On Madison, Tony Robinson, and White Liberal Defensiveness

    Last weekend Tony Robinson, 19, was shot five times by a police officer and killed. This happened just blocks from where I live. The last week has been a flurry of protests, press conferences, demonstrations, and local and national news coverage. It’s been surreal for me to see activists I follow as far away as Palestine tweeting pictures of my…

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