Professor Geta LeSeur at the University of Arizona introduced me to Frederick Douglass's "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" speech, a speech I now read or watch being read every year on this day.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo is a great place for White people to start, learn a little humility, and start building stamina for grappling with race and racism. I learned a lot while experienced many head-smack moments and moments of shame while reading this short, accessible, blunt, and necessary book.
I condemn J.K. Rowling and her continuing transphobic views, including her recent social media posts and response to the backlash.
I condemn reinstatement of this bigoted ban by the conservative majority of the Supreme Court.
The recent space activities I'm writing and posting about provide solace during this government shutdown that has furloughed most NASA and related departments employees and contractors.
"Condemn / Condemn / when necessary / Condemn / Condemn white supremacists kkk nazis / whatever name gone by Condemn / always"
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