And now, it’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: did last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests change anything? The New Yorker
Matt Stroud relates how an automated policing program got one Black man shot—twice. Shades of Minority Report? Not quite, but close. The Verge
Anthony Conwright: today, it’s critical race theory; 200 years ago, it was abolitionist literature. Mother Jones
He lasting legacy of racist pseudosciences. Kadija Mbowe
Bertrand Cooper unpacks the issues around who actually gets to create Black pop culture? Current Affairs
The magical minority trope is still a problem. The Take
Premilla Nadasen explains how capitalism created the care economy. The Nation
Livia Gershon exposes life in Indigenous boarding schools (in the US). JSTOR Daily
Ben Westcott and Hilary Whiteman: Australia to establish $280 million dollar reparations fund for “stolen generation.” CNN
Sarah N. Lynch: FBI agent used provocative photos of office staff in sex-trafficking sting. Reuters
Ed Simon: return to pirate Island. “The history of piracy illustrates a surprising connection to democratic Utopian radicalism—and, of course, stolen treasure.” JSTOR Daily
Caroline Wazer considers healing and memory (and Mnemosyne) in ancient Greece. JSTOR Daily
Charlie Jane Anders: dear James Webb Space Telescope. How you will show us the future. National Geographic
Brian Heater shows us how Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5k. TechCrunch
Eric Brain reports that Honda has developed an in-show navigation system for the visually impaired. Next feat: ensuring that all accessibility tech is, in fact, accessible to everyone who needs it. HypeBeast
Amanda Schupak: is working from home better for the environment? Not necessarily. The Guardian
Olivia Box wonders, could more urban trees mitigate runoff and flooding? JSTOR Daily
Helena Horton: Norfolk’s rediscovered “ghost ponds” offer up trove of long-lost plants. The Guardian
The real circle of life – In our nature. It’s okay to be smart
Giant panda in French zoo gives birth to “lively” twin girls. Associated Press
Thank you for visiting and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
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