BUCKNACKT'S SORDID TAWDRY BLOG
We should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive & well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate, bier or wein in hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WHOO-HOO, WHAT A RIDE!!!!!!"
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05 September 2016
Weekly Wrap 9.2.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 2SEP16
As Kaepernick continues to protest, read this sobering look at what happens when black athletes choose to point their aggression towards larger, systematic inequalities. (Hint: there's always backlash.)
“Special police officers like the two that killed Alonzo are not quite full police officers, but they’re more than security guards. They are a private police force, empowered to make arrests and carry guns. But because they work for private contractors and not public agencies, their actions are often shrouded in mystery.” (Bonus wrap! Watch: How can we trust that black lives matter to police?)
A Christian woman who adheres to the New Testament directive for women to cover their hair was told only Muslim women have the right to do so in ID photos. She is suing, and the religious liberty conversation is adding another dimension.
It’s a top challenge for social media platforms: How to develop digital tools that are open and accessible but also protect users against hate? Here’s what one tech company is doing — and so far, it’s working.
One reason, in this insightful piece after the posthumous news of Wilder’s struggle with Alzheimer’s: Disclosure might come with a burden. “People might expect a ‘big, profound’ conversation … and that’s a lot to ask of someone who doesn’t feel well and is dealing with their own complicated feelings.”
The beloved writer, on the American Dream and the legacy of racism: “So I think the burden is now upon us white people, to say that this systemic inequality offends us. It offends us because it is un-American, and puts our brother- and sister-Americans at risk, and puts upon them hardships too great to bear. I also think it's on us to investigate ourselves for any lingering sense that we are 'giving' equality. We are not. It is already given. And not by us.”