In the wake of hateful organizing, here are a few insightful posts with practical recommendations for restoring justice in everyday life. From the Southern Poverty Law Center, “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide”. From Ijeoma Oluo, “So You Want to Fight White Supremacy”. From New Socialist, “A Critique of White Marxism and Jacobin Magazine”.
Pavlina Tcherneva correcting Matt Yglesias’s incomplete profile on job guarantee policy:
But more importantly, like many BIG advocates, he assumes that the BIG will magically solve the fundamental problem of economic insecurity.
Here are sixteen reasons why this assumption is wrong.
Carl Richards “Sketch Guy” on how to finish more work:
Think of how liberating it would be to free yourself from the role of being your own harshest critic. What might you achieve? What work would you put out there for the world to see?
Linnea Lassiter at DCFPI wrote a paper on the growing unemployment rates for Black D.C. residents, and the Washington City Paper has done a recap. One hypothesis is that the culprit is a booming D.C. economy that has drawn an influx of jobs and labor that typically go to white, college-educated applicants, combined with the gentrification of the City that pushes out businesses and jobs that are black-owned or staffed by minorities:
Lassiter’s research also indicates that educational attainment in itself doesn’t explain employment outcomes. Even among the city’s black residents who have bachelor’s degrees, the joblessness rate was three times higher than that of their white peers: 5.7 percent versus 1.9 percent. Moreover, D.C.’s black college graduates were more likely to be unemployed in 2016 than before the recession.
A few former White House staffers put together an online manual, Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting….