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  1. Oct 2021
  2. Jul 2021
  3. Feb 2021
    1. By focusing on the condition of the looking glass, Joyce suggests the artist does not start his work with a clean slate. Rather there is considerable baggage he or she must overcome. This baggage might include colonial conditions or biased assumptions. Form and context influence content.

      This seems a bit analogous to Peggy McIntosh's Backpack of White Privilege I was looking at yesterday.

      cf. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack' and 'Some Notes for Facilitators' | National SEED Project

    1. Some people "get" the idea of systemic privilege and ask "But what can I do?" My answer is, you can use unearned advantage to weaken systems of unearned advantage. I see white privilege as a bank account that I did not ask for, but that I can choose to spend. People with privilege have far more power than we have been taught to realize, within the myth of meritocracy. Participants can brainstorm about how to use unearned assets to share power; these may include time, money, energy, literacy, mobility, leisure, connections, spaces, housing, travel opportunities. Using these assets may lead to key changes in other behaviors as well, such as paying attention, making associations, intervening, speaking up, asserting and deferring, being alert, taking initiative, doing ally and advocacy work, lobbying, campaigning, protesting, organizing, and recognizing and acting against both the external and internalized forms of oppression and privilege.
    2. In my class and place, I did not see myself as a racist because I was taught to recognize racism only in individual acts of meanness by members of my group, never in invisible systems conferring unsought racial dominance on my group from birth.
    3. I repeatedly forgot each of the realizations on this list until I wrote it down. For me, white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject. The pressure to avoid it is great, for in facing it I must give up the myth of meritocracy.

      We need more research and details on the idea of the American myth of meritocracy.

    4. whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average, and also ideal, so that when we work to benefit others, this is seen as work which will allow “them” to be more like “us.”
  4. Dec 2020
    1. Serving pages and assets as pre-generated files allows read-only hosting reducing attack vectors even further. Meanwhile dynamic tools and services can be provided by vendors with teams dedicated to securing their specific systems and providing high levels of service.
  5. Sep 2020
    1. Although relocations can be difficult, it requires a certain level of privilege to be a climate change migrant in America right now. Most of the people I spoke with are relatively free to move around, without the ties of children or home ownership, and with enough money to afford to relocate.

      There's a racial divide here, too. With harassment and violence on the rise against Black and Asian Americans, moving anywhere where there are fewer of us is another dimension of precarity.

  6. Jul 2020
    1. If you believe there's nothing true that you can't say, then anyone who gets in trouble for something they say must deserve it.

      This is the concept of orthodox privilege.

  7. Jun 2020
  8. May 2020
    1. using SSH is likely the best approach because personal access tokens have account level access

      personal access tokens have account level access ... which is more access (possibly access to 10s of unrelated projects or even groups) than we'd like to give to our deploy script!

  9. Mar 2020
    1. A Portuguese hospital was fined because of inadequate account management practices, such as having five times the number of active accounts than required and giving doctors blanket access to all patient files, irrespective of the doctor's specialty.
  10. Sep 2019
    1. information privilege

      Char Brooks's 2014 post "On Information Privilege" examines this topic from Brooks's perspective as a librarian and educator.

      Duke University's Library 101 Toolkit provides additional information, classroom activities, student readings, and a CC-BY-NC-licensed infographic about information privilege. (Click infographic hyperlink for larger version.)

      Works Cited:

      Brooks, Char. "On Information Privilege" Infomational, 1 December 2014, https://infomational.com/2014/12/01/on-information-privilege/. Permalink: perma.cc/Y7AT-C6VZ.

      "Information Privilege." Library 101 Tookit, Duke University, 13 August 2018, https://sites.duke.edu/library101_instructors/2018/08/13/information-privilege/. Permalink: perma.cc/DNY3-HHUM.

  11. Jul 2019
    1. Instead, ASM operate on the principle that each user has an equal chance to speak (assuming, of course, said users have access to the site and the skills to use it, a point I have to set aside here). Paying for privileged positions, either in sidebars in the interface or in “native advertising” in the social stream, is actively denied.

      This makes me think about the micro.blog "Discover Timeline" which is a form of native advertising to those who are featured on it. While it's meant as an internal tool for others to find interesting people and content to follow, some have argued that it may be biased in the past, though I personally suspect that some of the issue is the smallness of the network at present.

  12. Apr 2018
    1. "delete Facebook".

      A reasonable individual decision, but, again, a privileged one to be able make.

  13. Mar 2018
    1. Despite all of these tensions and contradictions, the new usage of the word ‘privilege’ has entirely erased the older socio-economic meaning. Proof of the transformation lies in the fact that many social theorists today include in their laundry lists of the varieties of privilege, ‘class privilege.’ This phrase would have struck Clement Attlee or Emma Goldman as obvious nonsense, because privilege and inequality define class. The phrase is patently tautological and redundant, like ‘political government’ or ‘illegal crimes.’ Moreover, it implies a further contradiction: to speak of ‘class privilege’ is to imply that the existence of unequal social classes is acceptable, so long as they are treated equally.


    2. young activists can feed a constant conflict over racist Native-American sports mascots, even as actual Native Americans, when surveyed, consistently say that they do not care about the mascots, and instead are far more concerned about poverty, addiction, and violence in their communities.

      Accusations of "cultural appropriation" serving to distract from more difficult challenges.

  14. Dec 2017
    1. It often feels like Google is run by a bunch of teenagers who think the rules don’t apply to them because they’re in the gifted program at school.

      Interesting way to put it.

  15. Nov 2017
    1. She noted that he had struggled with mental illness and an occasionally violent temper.

      oh great. Now they'll blame it on mental illness again.

  16. Sep 2017
    1. whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

      When I lecture in Intro to Socy, I spend a great deal of time on this statement to help them grasp the fundamentals of the sociological imagination. While network theory may seem like common sense, it directly challenges the ideology of individualism and pull yourself up by your bootstraps. If you accept that others influence you, then you have to begin to accept the realities of privilege and discrimination. This can often be too much cognitively, particularly for privileged students who prefer to think of their benefits as wholly earned. SNA reveals how inequality is produced and reproduced.

  17. Apr 2017
  18. Mar 2017
    1. DUBNER: Interesting. So let me ask you this. Do you keep up with stuff   because you feel it’s the quote “right thing to do” or because you really like it?

      Lol. Isn't is cute (and by cute I mean unbelievably typical) that the adult male asks if these kids listen to the news because they "really like it" as if all people are afforded the choice to "like it" or not when it keeps us informed on our oppressors and the injustices and the disasters harming us. Ignorance is a luxury only the privileged can afford.

  19. Jul 2016
    1. make money for Californian white people

      The Man is Californian.

    2. At Google, I'll be encouraged to take annual Bias-Busting training, gathering with other privileged honkeys to encourage one another's virtuous respect of black coworkers we don't have.
  20. Apr 2016
    1. this blogger sounds conflicted about writing in public spa

      Many people are. We’re all ambivalent about what it means to write in public. Those of us who are so privileged as to not need to think about this too hard may not notice the extent of the issue.

  21. Oct 2015
    1. fit for maximum exploitation, capable of only minimal resistance.

      exploitation should be illegal...

    2. And just as black families of all incomes remain handicapped by a lack of wealth, so too do they remain handicapped by their restricted choice of neighborhood.

      They can't be blamed for not doing better economically because they have such limited choices/opportunities.

    1. The right to the city, as it is now constituted, is too narrowly confined, restricted in most cases to a small political and economic elite who are in a position to shape cities more and more after their own desires.

      Does everyone deserve a right to the city?

    2. establishing democratic management over its urban deployment constitutes the right to the city.

      easier said than done.. but what are some suggestions for how this could succeed?

  22. Aug 2015
    1. A black boy and a white boy smoking marijuana: The black kid’s about 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for it, even though there’s no difference between marijuana usage in our country.
    1. But to say so is merely to recount how one particular form of economic inequality came about.

      you cannot fix racial inequality by fixing economic inequality.

  23. Jul 2015
    1. "She sees herself as an activist and instead of standing on the picket line, she's creating beautiful, conceptual pieces that get her message across," Andre Guichard said. "If you don't think, in 2015, that people of other skin colors can have an opinion, that's a sign we need to have further conversation about it."

      The point is that maybe you, as the gallery owners, should have showcased a black artists' work on this theme.

    1. he launches into an extended claim that “privileged groups” will always oppose action that threatens the status quo. They will always consider attacks on their privilege as “untimely,” especially because groups have a tendency towards allowing immorality that individuals might oppose (173).
  24. Jun 2015
    1. Can't be 100% sure because of the people who have no profile pictures, but fairly certain the Mendeley team here is entirely white males, other than there 3 token women.

  25. Sep 2013
    1. The privilege-pushers have a view of structure (thus of patriarchy) that is so vague that some of them dismiss the notion of a structural view of oppression as at best, academic bullshit, and at worst, a way for an individual to dodge examination of her own privilege.

      I struggle a bit with this because I don't know to view structural oppression as anything but, to borrow a phrase from earlier in the article, "just the way things are" without insisting that it emerges from the way people behave. What is the structure if not an organization of individuals? What is the hope for revolution if not a tipping point? To suggest that the actors are classes rather than individuals pushes the question back without answering it: "What are classes if not collections of individuals?"