limerick for the politics of the moment
We reach a big milestone today,
50% fully vaccinated they say.
The US has done well,
Quelling potential unwell.
Let’s send vaccine to places beyond Monterey!
It’s Time for the end of “Whiteness as Usual” to End: a conversation with George Yancy.
We discuss the connotations of being white and being black in America. Being white is making a choice of deliberate ignorance of what appear to be innate racist beliefs and the “right” to act on those beliefs. How do we overcome this?
Bio: George Yancy is the Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of philosophy at Emory University and a Montgomery fellow at Dartmouth College. He is also the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural fellow in the Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship Program (2019-2020 academic year). He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 20 books, including Black Bodies, White Gazes; Look, A White; Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America; and Across Black Spaces: Essays and Interviews from an American Philosopher published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2020.
Dear White America
What if the Unorthodox Arizona Audit Declares Trump Won? That outcome is looking more and more likely. We discuss with Jeremy Slate his reporting about the “audit” of the Maricopa County vote, and the various odd happenings there. We talk about the people involved and the “procedures” being used.
Bio: Jeremy Stahl is a Slate.com senior editor.