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Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom: Raising Really Good Hell for People Who Cannot - Guernica
Tressie McMillan Cottom is a consummate public intellectual. She is sharply intelligent, curious, passionate, and in everything she writes and researches she is rigorous, expansive, and incisive. via Pocket
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6 hours ago
Elite Colleges Make Low-Income Students Feel Unwelcome - The Atlantic
Last Tuesday, the Justice Department charged 50 people with involvement in an elaborate scheme to purchase spots in some of the country’s top schools. via Pocket
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New Zealand Shooting Realizes White Supremacy’s True Aim.
Police at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of a mass shooting that claimed 49 lives on March 15, 2019. At least 49 people were killed on Friday in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a man whose name — by his own admission — is irrelevant. via Pocket
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3 days ago
Nadia Eghbal | Making money with licenses
I’m often asked about the role of licenses in open source: e.g. would a commercial license help pay maintainers for their work? I figured I should write a quick post summarizing my thoughts. Disclaimer: broadly speaking, I’m always in favor of running more experiments. via Pocket
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How 'Creativity' Became a Capitalist Buzzword | Literary Hub
“Creative” and its variants are a versatile part of the vocabulary of contemporary capitalism, able to link imagination, aesthetic practice, and religious faith in the pursuit of private gain. via Pocket
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4 days ago
The Software That Shapes Workers’ Lives | The New Yorker
This past December, the workers’-rights organization China Labor Watch published a report about conditions in Chinese toy factories. via Pocket
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The world pulls the Andon Cord on the 737 Max - The Air Current
The 737 Max was born in the Admirals Club Lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. On July 20, 2011, American Airlines was announcing it was buying 460 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to renew its fleet. via Pocket
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Ilhan Omar’s 16-year-old daughter is co-leading the Youth Climate Strike | Grist
Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is championing one of the boldest climate policies in America. via Pocket
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College Sports Help Rich White Students Get Admitted - The Atlantic
Quick, think of a college athlete. Chances are the person who comes to mind is a football or basketball player at a powerhouse Division I school like Louisiana State University or the University of Kentucky. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Women in antiquarian bookselling: interview with Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers | AbeBooks' Reading Copy
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March and that March is Women’s History Month, we asked Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, New York, about the current situation for women in antiquarian bookselling. via Pocket
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