A Post-election guide for white people on the left (and beyond)

December 6, 2020

In our last discussion, we talked about where do we belong, and how to cultivate belonging. It was a process of thinking about INCLUDING. …

A Post-election guide for white people on the left (and beyond) — Part IV

November 22, 2020

Smiling white man playfully holding a black African child as other black children look on, smiling, in the background.
White Savior from The Atlantic, “The White Savior Industrial Complex

One of the most important things we can learn as well-meaning white people is to learn to stay in our lane. So often white saviors run into the spaces of people of color…

A post-election guide for white people on the left — and beyond Part III

November 15, 2020

It strikes me as particularly difficult to write about meeting our needs for safety in the midst of a global pandemic, during an economic crisis, and while in the middle of an attempted…

A post-election guide for white people on the left (and beyond) — Part II

Decorative, multi-color image of layers of colored glass.
Image Credit: Dr. Renée Tegler of Healing Art

November 8, 2020
Where do we begin? With ourselves.

We have an interim period in which to catch our breaths, to look around, look down, see where we are, see what we need, and to gather…

A post-election guide for white people on the left (and beyond) — Part I

Photograph of Trump at the podium in the white house press room in the background of an Exit sign.
Photo Credit Evan Vucci via CBS News

November 7, 2020
Four simple reminders for how we handle what’s next.

Ok. I 100% understand the impulse to breathe a collective sigh of relief that we don’t have four more years of the fascist monster…

As a data scientist, my creative outlet during these times of uncertainty is to crunch Corona* numbers. Out of curiosity, I wondered what would happen to the leadership of our esteemed democracy if they were to fall ill with the corona sensation sweeping the nation. …

This is a simple set of data maps to show what kinds of measures are being taken by institutions throughout the U.S. to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Will update as new information becomes available.

Map of 25 U.S. States that have declared some kind of State of Emergency (or Public Health Emergency) as of 6:30 PM PST, March 12, 2020

This does not map directly onto how many cases each state has, since different…

It’s been a week since the Nevada caucuses and everyone has moved on to the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday coming up. Fine. But while everyone is glossing over what’s happening state by state, we ought to be mindful of the way in which Nevada is not over. That’s…

Sometimes you wake up after an epic night only to have that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach — oh…that seemed like a good idea at the time.

And sometimes you wake up and think, “was that real?” as you glide through the rest of your morning, surfing…

Caricature of Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA pointing an AR-15 at a little girl with pigtails. LaPierre bears a sign with his quote “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” The little girl thinks (in a thought bubble) “Which one are you?” http://thecomicnews.com/images/edtoons/2012/1226/guns/01.jpg

Alright y’all. Liberals who want to get rid of all guns, this is for you.

I wrote about the guns vs. toxic masculinity problem after the Las Vegas shooting.

Part of the reason I did this was to point out that (while I support gun control legislation and it DOES…

A. R. Bennett

Academic, activist, decolonial epistemologist

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