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Dear hiring committee members,

Your insistence that you are "not hiring for any tenure track positions in bioethics at the moment," is an interesting opening gambit in our negotiations, and I applaud your persistence on this point after so many emails

My counter-offer, that you are indeed hiring a tenure track professor and compensating very generously, remains firm, however I am willing to haggle over the following minor points ...

Black-led LGBTQ services and activist groups to donate to:

- The Okra Project

- Black Trans Travel Fund

- SNaPCo

- Black AIDS Institute

- Trans Cultural District

- LGBTQ Freedom Fund

- House of GG

- Trans Justice Funding Project

- Youth Breakout

Minneapolis public schools just voted to kick out the Minneapolis police.

Crowdfunding for PhD admin fees 

So I created a go fund me to help raise some cash since I'm on the road to the PhD (I'm living off savings, check to check atm and I can't get a job in Barca bc no visa)

Pls boost and share and I thank you for your support here in the fediverse! From being Patrons & also pre-ordering books (Out soon!!) and general wonderfulness, thank you!!

Read some race theory. See this postgrad reading list of free texts (and some low-cost ones):

via: @hafnia

(I've done this for my twiiter x-posting bot. Read her thread. )


PV deals with soooooo much shit, probably the half of which you all don't even know. The fediverse has good people but it also has a MAJOR whiteness problem that makes it incredibly uncomfortable for BIPOC here, & it's not always as outright as someone shouting slurs. There's overt white supremacy but there's also a lot of shit that is deemed socially acceptable that is covert white supremacy. Honestly ya'll are lucky af to be in the presence of BIPOC here

Mastodon dot social replies 

Every once in a while I see a reply to a reply to me

Where the person who replied to me is on m dot s

But of course I don't see it because I have mastodon dot social blocked

I'm not gonna unblock m dot sβ€”about 90% of the abuse we got here on Scholar came from users there

So if you're not abusive and you aren't a reply-guy and you're a good person and you want to contact me, I recommend joining a better instance

But if you are one of those things, don't bother ha

Give your money directly to @ArtistMarciaX She's a black femme working on her PhD on the Puerto Rican diaspora/colonialism and creating art on other intersectional subjects. She posts here all the time and she's also an absolute lovely genius

Tired: "How are you doing?"
Wired: "Has anything gotten any worse?"

holy shit

a private pilot is gonna fly me to seattle

i won't have to worry about taking a million buses and trains and probably fucking up and missing one of my stops or something

place to stay? check
funds to live? check
transportation? check

the fediverse is like a cheat code for escaping from abusive living situations

The US has always been a fascist state for Black and Indigenous folks.

:DS9: opinions 

The most hopeful line in DS9 was when Joseph Sisko (a Black man) is like, "Wow it's so weird to see men in uniforms holding phasers on Earth, I can't remember when that happened last and I hope I don't see it again"

when you're imagining communist futures please imagine the cops out of them

I love grapefruit so much

Other citruses are just a bit too sweet

People really forgot about the NDAA after Occupy didn't they.

Obama passed the NDAA during Occupy where US citizens if seen as a threat can be held indefinitely
This combined with the Patriot Act is, as we say in academia, bad news bears

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