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Ijeoma Oluo: 'I am drowning in whiteness' | KUOW News and Information
About being uncomfortable as a white person: “… the least you can do is be uncomfortable. Be uncomfortable a lot. And if you are comfortable, take that as a sign that you need to make things more uncomfortable.” Definitely makes me uncomfortable
domain:Social  topic:Race  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Change  topic:BeingGood  form:Report  form:CodeOfConduct 
16 days ago by novom
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
“More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.”
domain:Social  subdomain:Crisis  subdomain:InternetCulture  topic:YoungUsers  topic:Relationships  form:Report 
5 weeks ago by novom
My liberal white male rage: What should I do about it? - Salon.com
Good mirror for my own thought patterns.
Reminds me of Bell Hooks, describing how the Patriarchy equals power with domination. Men are raised to dominate others. Those power fantasies are deeply implanted in patriarchal masculinity and even intoxicates genuine efforts to do the right thing.
domain:Social  subdomain:Empathy  subdomain:Crisis  topic:Sexism  topic:Sociology  topic:Masculinity  topic:BeingGood  topic:Race  form:Report 
7 weeks ago by novom
Sapiens von Yuval Noah Harari. Bücher | Orell Füssli
(Recommended by Andrea Staudacher)
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
domain:Social  topic:Sociology  form:Book 
8 weeks ago by novom
Homo Deus von Yuval Noah Harari. Bücher | Orell Füssli
(Recommended by Andrea Staudacher)
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.
War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict.
Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.
Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in.
What does our future hold?
domain:Social  topic:future  form:Book 
8 weeks ago by novom
Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans
Collection of cognitive biases, sorted by when they are used to solve what kind of problem. Main Groups
– Too much information: filtering input
– Not enough meaning: filling in the gaps with limited information
– Need to act fast: making decisions based on a limited set of information
– What should we remember? memorising only what seems necessary
domain:SelfManagement  domain:Social  topic:Bias  form:Collection 
9 weeks ago by novom
"Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression."
Thread reminding how *not* oppressed white men are and always have been. Gives perspective.
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Privilege  topic:Bias  form:Report 
9 weeks ago by novom
Designing Mindfulness
“Many of the interactions we have with technology every day involve our attention. Our wellbeing is therefore being affected by those attention-based products we use.”
Nine principles for designing mindfulness. Make technology which takes care of the people who use it.
domain:Social  domain:UX  topic:DesignPatterns  topic:BestPractices  form:CodeOfConduct  topic:PeopleCentred 
12 weeks ago by novom
The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion | Aeon Essays
About emotional labour, how it is undervalued, about how important it is in the face of AI/Robots taking over jobs. A broader comment on the overlaps between class, gender and an economical system that is optimised towards hard numbers and efficiency.
domain:Social  subdomain:Empathy  subdomain:Gender  topic:future  topic:Sexism  topic:Bots  form:Report 
12 weeks ago by novom
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist Series: Amazon.de: Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke: Fremdsprachige Bücher
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  topic:Sexism  topic:Change  form:Book 
june 2017 by novom
Calling Bullshit.
An (unironical and currently taught) course on calling bullshit in the age of Big Data.
“The aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument.”

Syllabus, lecture videos and all…
domain:Social  domain:SelfManagement  topic:Data  topic:Rhetoric  topic:Trust  topic:Wording  form:Course 
june 2017 by novom
Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online || Data & Society
An in-depth report about the “alt-right” and how they have influenced and manipulated the public perception and the mainstream media.
domain:Social  subdomain:InternetCulture  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Sexism  topic:Trends  topic:Bullying  topic:Memes  form:Report 
may 2017 by novom
Design Gigs for Good
Job postings at the intersection of design and social impact
domain:GettingHired  domain:Social  form:Collection 
may 2017 by novom
Kein Gott, kein Herr! - Eine kleine Geschichte der Anarchie (1/2) Doku (2013) - YouTube
two-part docu by arte. Recommended by Cast in a weekly report. A very different perspective on the idea of changing society
domain:Social  subdomain:Crisis  topic:Politics  topic:Change  form:Report 
may 2017 by novom
Neoliberalismus, Soziale Marktwirtschaft, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Definition und historischer Abriss des Neoliberalismus. In vielerlei Hinsicht eine Gegenposition zu der heute gängigen negativen Betrachtung des Begriffs.
domain:Social  topic:Politics  form:Report 
may 2017 by novom
«Muslimische Mütter erziehen ihre Söhne zu Versagern» - SonntagsZeitung - tagesanzeiger.ch
Interview mit Zana Ramadani in Berlin, Autoring von «Die verschleierte Gefahr». Eine Muslimische Frau aus Mazedonien, welche einen sehr kritischen Blick hat auf den Islam und dessen Traditionen. Ebenfalls sehr skeptisch gegenüber linken Ansichten von Toleranz
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  topic:Politics  form:Report 
april 2017 by novom
Terra Incognita? - Limmat Verlag
Zum zwanzigjährigen Bestehen des Treffpunkts Schwarzer Frauen in Zürich
«Das Buch dokumentiert die Arbeit der Aktivistinnen und beleuchtet die Geschichte und Situation Schwarzer Frauen in der Schweiz. Thematische Artikel, Porträts und Gespräche zeichnen ein facettenreiches Bild ihrer Lebenswelten.»

Erwähnt von Jovita Pinto in https://www.vice.com/alps/article/wir-haben-am-womens-march-mit-einer-schwarzen-feministin-gesprochen
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  form:Book 
march 2017 by novom
What Does It Mean to Be White? von Robin DiAngelo. Bücher | Orell Füssli
What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race? In the face of pervasive racial inequality and segregation, most white people cannot answer that question. In the second edition of this seminal text, Robin DiAngelo reveals the factors that make this question so difficult: mis-education about what racism is; ideologies such as individualism and colorblindness; segregation; and the belief that to be complicit in racism is to be an immoral person…
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  form:Book 
march 2017 by novom
History of White People von Nell Painter. Bücher | Orell Füssli
In this "New York Times" bestseller, Painter guides readers through more than 2,000 years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of "whiteness" for economic, scientific, and political ends.
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  form:Book 
march 2017 by novom

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