It’s time again to get your mental corn popping!
Clyde McGrady recounts the strange journey of “cancel” from a Black culture punchline to a white-grievance watchword. The Washington Post
Amanda Choo Quan grew up in a majority-minority country … that still has a problem with anti-Blackness. Harper’s Bazaar
Rhinelander v Rhinelander: The 1920s race and sex scandal you’ve never heard of. Melina Pendulum
Mohammed Elnaiem: Black conquistadors and Black maroons. JSTOR Daily
Sarah Jaquette Ray: climate anxiety is an overwhelmingly white phenomenon. “…is climate anxiety just code for white people wishing to hold onto their way of life or get ‘back to normal,’ to the comforts of their privilege?” Scientific American
Anne Branigin reports that Asian American mothers and daughters are grieving together after the Atlanta spa attacks—and seeing each other anew. The Lily
Malcom & Yuri, yellow peril, ‘Orientalism’, the china doll, dragon lady, and the model minority. Kadija Mbowe
Raffi Khatchadourian recounts Anar Sabit’s experience surviving the Xinjiang crackdown. The New Yorker
Jenny Lamothe reports that faculty worried about the future of the University of Sudbury’s ground-breaking Indigenous studies program. Sudbury.com
Len Gillis: seven dead in seven days; covid-19 leaving a grim mark on Sudbury. Sudbury.com
This result could change physics forever. Physics Girl
Natalie Wolchover: “last hope” experiment finds evidence for unknown particles. Quanta
Sophia La Banca is shedding light on the cost of light pollution. JSTOR Daily
Meet your microglia, the brain’s overlooked superheroes. SciShow Psych
And that was your thoughty for the week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.