Critical Conversations for White People

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IMG_5085The kindest, most generous take on the brouhaha surrounding Rachel Dolezal — the former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter who resigned after allegedly lying about her race — came from filmmaker Lacey Schwartz. She said it spoke to how much we want to talk about race and racial identity in this country. The thing is, we white people generally have a hard time doing it.

Read This Blog Before It Is Censored

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Until a couple of weeks ago, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast had to treat all content on the Internet equally.  That means, if your niece wanted to post a home video of her cat on the family website and if a Super Bowl sponsor wanted to preview its new commercial on YouTube, the ISPs couldn’t discriminate.

No more.

Signs Along the Road

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“Los arboles purifican al aire,” said the standard brown road sign on the side of the Pan American Highway heading south into Quito. We passed it so quickly I wasn’t sure what I’d seen.

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