I will just quote the piece as it does a better job than I could ever do at articulating the point:
"Racial violence in the United States is not simply Black and white, even if it looks that way. Instead, it can reveal layered victimizations and mediated enmity. The recent incidents of anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area, in particular, highlight this: Some Asian-Americans were outraged by the violence and demanded justice, but since the perpetrators in these cases were Black, many others felt deeply uncomfortable with contributing to the criminalization of African-Americans.
When it comes to Asian-American grief, do Americans want to know?"
As a minority, I'm tired of being told that I'm supposed to be offended by things I find inoffensive.
"This episode represents a pattern in the letters, wherein it is white students who are “woker” than their Black classmates, neatly demonstrating the degree to which this new religion is more about virtue signaling than social justice."
Using data from a Facebook tool called the “Hate Bait dashboard,” which can track content from groups and pages that leads to hateful interactions, the data scientist listed the 10 US pages with the “largest concentrated volume of likely violating Hate Speech comments” in the past 14 days. All were pages associated with conservative outlets or personalities, including Breitbart News, Fox News, the Daily Caller, Donald Trump’s campaign and main account, and Ben Shapiro. They also shared a sample of the hateful comments posted on a recent Breitbart News post about Nancy Pelosi’s support for transgender athletes.
“I can’t overemphasize that this is a completely average run-of-the-mill post for Breitbart or any of the other top Hate Bait producers,” they wrote, referring to comments that called for the assault or killing of trans individuals.
“They all create dozens or hundreds of posts like this [a] day, each eliciting endless volumes of hateful vile comments—and we reward them fantastically for it,” they wrote, emphasizing their own words.
I needed this. As the lockdown went on, I started reading more and more to make sure I was being "productive enough" with all my new free time. It's since become busywork. Starting now, I begin reading "just in time".
“A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)
The RAND data also makes clear who the winners from inequality are: those in the top 1%.
Of course, they’d be in a less advantageous position if the economic pie had been divvied up since the mid-1970s like it was previously. If that were the case, RAND says, yearly income for the average one-percenter would fall from about $1.2 million to $549,000."
I did not realize how far video games had come in terms of complexity. This piece also reveals where open world gameplay systems still fall flat. Regardless, this sounds like a lot of fun to play. Maybe I'll have to get back into video games.
Would you rather pay for ~100 pieces of content every few months, chosen by out of touch execs (who, according to the Vulture expose, refuse to use email, watch TV, or use social media) OR help create and share ~1,000,000 pieces of content every hour, chosen by millions of people from all around the world?