The reckoning: Riots work

I’ve heard a lot of bullshit about how riots don’t work and the only thing we’re getting out of them is losing Aunt Jemima and old 30 Rock episodes. People who are mostly satisfied with the status quo and are more attached to their property than Black lives would love for you to believe that. … [Read more…]

What is racism?

I highly recommend 30 reflections on Race and Privilege. It’s a series of 30 short emails (sign up and read previous emails here) that are a great kind of racism 101, aimed primarily at white people. In the second email Mariah recommends the first four minutes of this video. It’s Robin D’Angelo, the author of … [Read more…]

How I Became an Anti-Racist

Liberal Currents is a publication by some of my friends, mostly libertarians and ex-libertarians. Last week they ran How I Became an Anti-Racist. Here’s my contribution: Cathy Reisenwitz As a public advocate for libertarianism I noticed women and people of color were underrepresented in libertarianism. I wanted to understand why that is, and share with … [Read more…]

3 ways tech workers can support police reform

This weekend protests erupted across the country in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck while he cried “Please,” “I can’t breathe,” and “Don’t kill me.” George Floyd’s last words were him crying out for his mother. While many police officers are protecting protestors, video taken at protests shows … [Read more…]

Clubhouse review: A step forward in niche community building

In her review of Clubhouse, NYT reporters Erin Griffith and Taylor Lorenz referenced Marc Andreessen’s recent rallying cry to build. “It was an inspirational call to arms,” they write. “But one of the first things Mr. Andreessen and other Silicon Valley venture capitalists have since rushed to help build was something else entirely: an app … [Read more…]