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Hi colleagues in Environmental Humanities. Seems like lots of white folks are looking to decolonise their feeds, which is great. Getting educated about -racism and amplifying non-white voices is a good place to start, but please don't stop there.

It's rare to come across a piece of scholarly writing that I would describe as luminous in its wisdom. This piece, by Dawn Eddings Prince definitely sits in this category. I commend it to you... "An Exceptional Path: An Ethnographic Narrative Reflecting on Autistic Parenthood from Evolutionary, Cultural, and Spiritual Perspectives"

anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wil

Three least diverse occupations in the UK:

1. Farmers 0.8% (nonwhite)
2. Environment professionals 0.6%
3. Animal care services occupations n.e.c. 1.8%

Report here: bit.ly/3jaKsGO

H/T: bit.ly/2FQj0zz

Any academics interested in joining in on action research underway re: this, please DM

Does anyone else find it unnerving to read the news about Russian plans to mass deploy
vaccine match the post-apocalyptic back story for Octavia Butler's book Parable of the Sower?

Just up - my paper presentation at digital on the probs with eco-hermeneutics, the trouble (but isn't it already obvious?) with slaver statues, other-than-human and solutions lurking in Afro-Carribean philosophy. youtu.be/OSq8iOlxPd4?t=8110

Well, that's me sorted on music listening for the next 100 years. blackbandcamp.info/ (click "Discover")

RT @JoshuaPotash@twitter.com

Don’t let the #BlackLivesMatter  protests disappear from our TLs.

This is Minneapolis right now. These protests haven’t stopped.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/statu

Yikes. Just discovered whilst adding David Olusoga's book to one of my readings lists for next year that the LOC category for this book is: "Blacks -- Great Britain -- History". , looks like we've got some work to do here?

I'll be chatting about the intersection of the "climate of history" (as Dipesh Chakrabarty names it ) and black philosophy of history in a panel this afternoon. DM for zoom details if you're interested.

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It is well worth reading the recent rant about monuments by Boris Johnson (birdsite link here: twitter.com/BorisJohnson/statu) alongside James Baldwin's 1968 interview with Esquire. Baldwin could have given this speech yesterday. To the white British public. esquire.com/news-politics/a239

I've not been able to find commensurate work (yet?) focussed on the UK or Europe, so if anyone out there has been thinking they'd like to try, zap me a DM. Very happy to put in some work on this, attribution not required.

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If you're still wondering why there aren't more BIPOC in eco-professions (there are, but there should be more!), have a look over the groundbreaking work by environmental sociologist Dorceta E. Taylor, in particular her Green 2.0 initiative diversegreen.org/the-challenge

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I've been learning so much from Sonya Posmentier's fantastic recent book, "Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature" on this. You can find an introduction here: syndicate.network/symposia/lit

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Then I'd suggest taking a deep-dive into black eco-poetics. Start with Camille T. Dungy's amazing reader "Black Nature" with 4 centuries of black poetry on nature. More on that here: npr.org/templates/story/story.

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can we hire American Indian Movement folks to do 90+% of "police" work please

"The white teens, who were from Eau Claire, 100 miles east, were seen taking alcohol and groceries by Seward neighborhood residents, according to a widely circulated Facebook video posted by Bobby Headbird of Minneapolis.

The AIM members recovered the merchandise, took the teens’ names and numbers and called their mothers in Wisconsin to come pick them up."
indiancountrytoday.com/news/in

"How do we support Black philosophers in our field?" by Johnathan Flowers: philosopherscocoon.typepad.com

"For all the efforts for expanding the canon, and even with the APA’s listing of syllabi resources for diversity ..., the organization of our introduction courses, of our field, is still firmly aligned with the view that Philosophy as practiced in the west is the center, and all other ways of engaging with philosophy are to be treated as marginal."

Git's "master" branch is hard coded into the software, though you can use a template to override the behavior:

superuser.com/questions/141961

Luckily, once the branch has been committed to, you can move it to something else with:

git branch -m master main

as per

hanselman.com/blog/EasilyRenam

I hope that Git changes its defaults soon.

Are you even a science-related website if you don't have a non-dismissible banner that points to your Covid-19 related pet project?

@bryn there's the Black Ticket Project
patreon.com/blackticketproject (arts/culture/theatre fund for Black and BAME young people)

and UK-based but not *limited* to UK so not sure if you'd count it...? Free Black University uk.gofundme.com/f/the-free-bla

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