Glenda Gilmore’s Defying Dixie describes the leftist activism that laid the foundation for the subsequent Civil Rights and Movement for Black Lives. Her stories of hit home for many of us — her recounting of the Atlanta Six case at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in particular for me and Atlanta folx. My great […]Read More Defying Dixie at the Cotton Lofts
A poem to explain affirmative action, like why it’s crucial.Read More Affirmative action ( a poem )
The call for papers for the Fourth Black In AI conference is out! Submissions are due on October 2. If you’re not familiar with the Black In AI conference, its primary goal is to promote and sustain the development of Black and African researchers in the data science, machine learning, and AI communities. From the […]Read More Black In AI 2020 call for papers
What is Agnes Scott College’s commitment?Read More Injustice at Agnes Scott College
Black people in computing and their allies — designers, developers, technical support professionals, bloggers, data scientists, technical writers, on and on — have issued a call for equity and fairness. Read it https://blacksincomputingopenlettercommunity.wordpress.com/ We want computing to stop harming and menacing Black lives. We want equity in computing and not repression. We want justice.Read More The Black Computing Community’s call for equity and fairness
Slowly, with each passing day, with each gathering of thousands, the physical monuments to white supremacy are coming down. It is too early to tell if the immense institutional structures that erected them — policing, the very U.S. economy, the educational system, the health care system — will also be reborn in the wake of […]Read More Racist monuments are slowly crumbling
Dare to imagine a United States without incarcerationRead More Be a prison abolitionist
People are emphasizing the material over the human.
– Dr Illya Davis, Morehouse College
The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ The heartbeat of racism is denial. — Ibram X. Kendi It’s been said that racism is so … An Anti-racist Reading List My colleague Ryan Boren compiled this pertinent reading list. Be an anti-racist. Start today.Read More An Anti-racist Reading List
When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse. Capital and […]Read More Why is Atlanta burning?