Once again, I’m offering a cross section of relevant articles, posts, and videos that have helped me learn about anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism here in Canada and in the US.
- Lawrence Hill writes to the spirit of his father: vote that Willy Lump Lump out of the White House. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see all the great pieces by Black Canadian writers (Desmond Cole, Esi Edugyan, etc.). Maclean’s
An African Canadian response to the pandemic and international uprisings.
- Sierra Bein interviews Ingrid Waldron about Africville and the history of environmental racism in Canada. The Globe and Mail
- Brandi Morin: Canadians shocked by George Floyd’s death need to face up to the Indigenous struggle here at home. The Toronto Star
- Terry Reith and Briar Stewart report that Canada’s residential school story will be taught in schools this fall. CBC
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: reflections on the colour of my skin. Star Talk
- Leah Donella: how much do we need the police? Code Switch NPR
- How Mildred and Richard Loving defeated the ban on interracial marriage. A Mighty Girl
Google now has a “streetview” of the International Space Station.
Chris Wright: the remarkable stuff scientists get done as they work from home. Wired
Amanda Mull writes about the end of minimalism (or, the triumph of clutter). The Atlantic
Sarah Gibbens: the Bajao are the first known humans to be genetically adapted to diving. National Geographic
Eve Conant looks at lucky charms around the world: from evil eyes to sacred hearts. National Geographic
Dr. Emily Zarka introduces us to the Jorōgumo, the deadly spider woman from Yokai lore. Monstrum
Sarah Prager reveals that in Han Dynasty China, bisexuality was the norm. JSTOR Daily
Luke Fater introduces us to six comfort foods born of historic times of discomfort. Atlas Obscura
David Klein: how eggshells and coffee grounds can make your garden grow. I’ve since been informed that coffee grounds are toxic to insects, birds, and animals. Maybe do your research. Chowhound
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re able to take away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe. Be kind, be willing to listen, learn, and do better, and stay strong. The world needs your stories, now more than ever.