Nikole Hannah-Jones released a statement a little while ago, and it’s excellent. The UNC administration is stupid and incredibly short-sighted for having turned up its nose to the opportunity offered by having her as faculty. Congratulations to Howard University for their hire - providing new leadership for their students and further raising the profile of their institution. Outstanding work.
…and the outcome:
The “Moorish Sovereign” groups are an odd movement.
Really good thread about the vast chasm of difference between ‘fellow’ journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones and mega-donor Walter Hussman who put his foot down about her tenure:
Thanks, that was really…informative.
Yeah. It’s pretty out there stuff. JJ MacNab is a good follow though for extremest related activity. I always check her twitter feed after something militia related happens, and I usually learn something.
We have discussed race based biases in medicine in several threads recently. This is a succinct summary of a whole heapin’ lot of racial BS that we have taken as gospel. Or, as some RWNJ’s would put it, “received wisdom which must not be questioned.”
And the eGFR has had an impact on the treatment of Black kidney patients. In a recent article for Slate, emergency medicine physician Jennifer Tsai described the case of Jordan Crowley, a biracial patient with one Black grandparent and three white ones, who would be in line for a kidney if his doctors identified him as white in the eGFR equation. Because his doctor identifies him as Black, Crowley is waiting for his kidney function to decline even more so that he can be placed on the transplant list.
Among others. We can be better than this.
Adding my own
Not specifically aimed at you, but is maybe a US extremism thread something some of this should be branched off into? I’m wondering what everyone here thinks, TBH.
A reminder that black people are no more immune to absolute whackadoodle ideas than white people.
Cowardly academic fuckery also happened recently to Cornel West. He just posted his resignation letter to Harvard on FBook:
Somehow, I am not surprised the school is named after Kit Carson, genocidal maniac and scalp collector.
Language being changed to be more inclusive… should have happened sooner, but still, it’s good to see changes like this that reflect current realities and sensibilities…
A good move, and remarkable to me that it was changed at all (“Ah now sure how could anyone be bothered by a cupla focail at all at all?”)
I expect daoine gorma persisted as long as it did because your average Irish person would rarely be exposed to any person’s of color, pretty much until the mass influx of Nigerian immigrants in the early 2000’s.
I always thought the daoine gorma term was fairly tame (albeit weird), but then again it’s not about what I think since I’m not the one being offended.
Pronunciation guide: duine de dhath = thin-uh je thah, there “th” is pronounced as in “those” and “je” is pronounced as in “jet” (this is why I’m not a linguist).
On Nigerian-Irish folks and the Irish language…
If I’m remembering right (I’m in the 130s now episode wise), I think they do discuss the language for people of color in that episode.
Putting this here, too (it’s also in Magical History Tour thread):