Latest Blog Post:The frontlines of white fragility
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First of all, we wish to humbly say to our POC communities and Indigenous friends and relatives that we do not wish to speak for all POC or Indigenous peoples. Resisting this white supremacist system, however, means that we #WoCSpeakOut sisters continuously put ourselves on the frontlines of white fragility in order to serve our own communities. We are trying, through our presence, to uplift the voices of our people.
In that vein, we attempted, multiple times, to reach out to the March for Science-Seattle organizers (with other POC and some of our white allies) to advise them on how to make their event less racist/elitist/colonialist/sexist. We put forward
By Thomas R. DeGregori, April 22, 2017 The iconic Cowboy, not the real one, is being used to demonize immigrants.
By Thomas R. DeGregori, April 20, 2017 We are all products of a continuous process of what we obtain from elsewhere from trade or other contacts or what immigrants bring us.
By Thomas R. DeGregori, April 19, 2017 My Real America recognizes the various heritages that have allowed us to shape our country including the Vaquero heritage that created the modern Cowboy.
By Leo Igwe, March 29, 2017 The standards of science in Africa, what is regarded as science or scientific in Africa, should not be different from what applies in other parts of the world.
By Anonymous, February 2, 2017 Take the urge to make punching Nazis a categorical, universal good, for reasons undefined, and couple it with the ability to be equivocal about who is and is not a Nazi, or fascist, or sympathizer, and you basically have a recipe for “punch whoever the fuck I want”. Consider the use of that rubric in the hands of folks who are hungry for violence, or fantasy, or power, or who are just too damn confused about what they want in order to defy groupthink.
By Leo Igwe, January 15, 2017 The Sultan of Sokoto should stop using the name of Allah to sanction gender inequity and injustice. He should desist from employing the idiom of Allah to legitimize his misogynistic viewpoints and then use such oppressive Islamic formation to undermine a bill that would empower women, and guarantee liberty and justice for all.
By R. Joseph Hoffmann, November 21, 2016 In a time when critical thinking was never more talked about and less practiced, sensations like this make the careful separation of fact and fiction that much more difficult for those of us who prefer fact.
Haredi women are the breadwinners, but don’t talk to them about feminism.… Read the rest
India: prominent scholar murdered
Police suspect the involvement of Hindu extremists in the murder of Dr Malleshappa M Kalburgi, former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi.… Read the rest
IS beheads antiquities scholar in Palmyra
Khaled Asaad, 82-year-old scholar who worked for over 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, was executed by IS on Tuesday.… Read the rest
Bangladesh: atheist blogger hacked to death
Niloy Neel was hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in Dhaka.… Read the rest
This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement and freedom of choice, and restricted our autonomy.… Read the rest
Alabama senator says slavery was good for black people
The bible says slavery is ok and the Southern slave plantations were fabulous for the slaves says State Senator Charles Davidson.… Read the rest
Saudi cleric tells women to wear one-eye niqab
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.… Read the rest
Tarek Fatah on death threats over free speech
The celebrated and controversial Canadian author Irshad Manji received the first “Mansoor Hallaj Freedom of Speech Award” by the Muslim Canadian Congress.… Read the rest